Gartree School wins top award for international work

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Gartree Community School has received the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for the second time.

The award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as forging links with partner schools overseas.

Gartree School has incorporated a wide range of international projects and fostered closer links with foreign schools.

One example is the school’s close ties with India, which has provided overseas exchange opportunities for staff and pupils. They have also taken part in Skype sessions with their counterparts in India.

Other aspects of the school’s global outlook have included supporting Free The Children’s projects in Haiti and Fairtrade projects.

Headteacher Paul Macleod said: “As a small rural school, we are very proud to receive the award. We have developed our international links within the curriculum, which has provided a global approach across the whole school.”

Mr Macleod is pictured with International Coordinator Catherine Andy and Language Ambassadors Tyne-Bree Stedman, Megan Wallis and Morgan Blanchard