Jack Hunt has been awarded the International School Award
Jack Hunt 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 celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.
Jack Hunt’s international work includes Interfaith week, World Hijab Day, International Mother Language Day , Fairtrade Fortnight and at the end of the school year we celebrate together for Diversity day.
On hearing the news that Jack Hunt had received the award, Jon Hebblethwaite, Headteacher of Jack Hunt said: Throughout the school year we have enjoyed over 60 activities which are dedicated to bringing international curriculum to the classroom. Students have eagerly taken part in a host of activities which has expanded our student’s knowledge and has given wider understanding of global culture. We are extremely proud of our award which demonstrates the commitment from our International Education Coordinator, Ms Hussain who continue to drive engagement from our students.
Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council, said: ‘The school has earned this prestigious award through its inspirational international work and links with schools abroad.
The International School Award is a chance for schools to be recognised for their important work bringing the world into their classrooms. This is especially commendable when schools have been deeply affected by the global pandemic. The desire to build on their international work shines through, and it is with upmost pride that we celebrate their achievements.
By embedding an international dimension in children’s education, these schools are preparing their students for successful lives in the UK or further afield, empowering them to be global citizens, and are creating vital opportunities in an increasingly global economy.’