A ‘voy­age’ around the world

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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

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