International School Award
We are proud to have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Our application was commended for our impressive selection of international work including a wide ranging global curriculum, extensive and rich partnership work with international schools and a key focus on shared global issues. We are extremely proud to be one of the only primary schools in Lincolnshire to have been awarded this commendation.
Alongside following the International Primary Curriculum we recognise the need to enhance all aspects of Global Education. Through our involvement in the Erasmus+ Project “Songs, Stories and Science from Marsh, Coast and Sea” we have developed deep and lasting partnerships with schools in Guadeloupe, including reciprocal visits from staff. We also participate in “La Cinemateque Franciase” a global film making project that has resulted in our children being invited to show their film in both London and Paris.
We are committed to enhancing the international and cultural learning for all our children as we celebrate and share what is amazingly unique and wonderful about our locality; whilst learning about, learning from and celebrating different cultures from around our world.
As our school sought to reach beyond its community to support the children to have a better understanding of the wider world we partnered with Grimoldby Primary School and two schools from Guadeloupe: EEPU Bragelogne from Baie Maihault and Ecole Elementaire Stephane Mathieu from Bananier. Our partnership was centred on the exchange of good practices linked to the theme of ‘Songs, stories and science from marsh, coast and sea.’
Developing the cultural experiences of our children was the prime motivation for us joining this project. The contribution to the development of our school was transformational. Firstly, it led to increased respect and understanding for cultures and communities beyond Lincolnshire and beyond the UK, and their importance. Secondly, it enhanced teaching and learning of the French language, by providing us with a practical and real context for application. Thirdly, it developed our staff confidence and understanding in how to manage successful collaboration between schools in other countries.
la Cinemateque Francaise
We regularly participate in an exciting project that has seen us link up with a number of schools in Lincolnshire and with the British Film Institute. We have been able to give children from year 6 the opportunity to learn about the early pioneers of film through to the exciting new blockbusters of today and how they are made.
The la Cinemateque Francaise allows children from all over the world to engage in film as part of their learning. Each year they choose a theme that the children need to follow. Eventually, they will work towards creating their own 8 minute piece of cinematic history. Along the way the children will improve their skills with a series of exercises.
London July 2019
On Monday 24th June Rose, Jessica, Charlotte, and Harry travelled to London to showcase our film at the BFI on the Southbank. The children were fantastic and a credit to the school. After the show case we walked to British Museum and saw some amazing sights.
Paris June 2019
We had just returned from showcasing our film at the La Cinematheque Francaise. There were over 200 schools from countries all over the world in Paris. After we showed our film the children had a question and answer session. Once we finished in the cinema we were able to explore Paris, seeing all the world famous sites. The children had a fantastic time and were wonderful ambassadors of our school.