Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School 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 a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas.
The award encourages and supports schools to develop an international ethos, curriculum-based work across a range of subjects, year-round international activity, involvement of the wider community and a majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work.
The school’s work includes planned activities on equality and fairness, communication and the cultural dimension, sustainable living, conflict and peace, rights and responsibilities and international maths.
QEGS worked with partner schools in France, Germany, Spain, Ghana and Bangladesh on collaborative projects.
Around 4,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since 1999.