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 international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas.

Including an international dimension in the curriculum means that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

The Voyager Academy’s international work includes student and teacher exchanges with schools in the USA, Spain and Germany as well as taking a leading role in a number of cross-curricular and language projects such as the National Routes into Language Spelling Bee competition, which was created by a Voyager teacher.

Jane Driver, assistant principal and international coordinator at The Voyager Academy, said: “The Academy is a vibrant, 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, from the British Council, said: “The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.

“The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing 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 in an increasingly global economy.”