A ‘voyage’ around the world
The Voyager Academy in Peterborough has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award is awarded to schools that do outstanding work in internationaleducation, such as throughlinks withpartner schools overseas.
Includinganinternational dimension in the curriculum meansthatyoungpeoplegain the cultural understanding andskillstheyneedtoliveand work as global citizens.
The Voyager Academy’s international work includes student and teacher exchangeswithschoolsinthe USA, Spain and Germany as well as taking aleading role in a numberofcross-curricular and language projects such as the National Routes into Language Spell i ng Bee competition, which was created by a Voyager teacher.
Jane Driver, assistant principal and international coordinator at The Voyager Academy, said: “The Academy i s a v i b r a nt , multi-lingual environment where languages and internationalism are celebrated.
“We are thrilled that The Voyager has been recognised for the excellent work of the staff and students.”
John Rolfe, f rom t he British Council, said: “The s c hool’s f a ntastic i nternational work has rightfully earned i t this prestigious award.
“TheInternational School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the importantworkthey’redoing to bring the world into their classrooms.
“Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers i n an i ncreasingly global economy.”
Pupils from The Voyager Academy take part in an exchange to the USA