Award success for Llanilltyd Fawr Primary School
Alun Cairns MP visited Llanilltyd Fawr Primary School last week to present the school with an International Schools Award from the British Council.
The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. Llanilltyd Fawr Primary School is the only school in the Vale to have achieved this mark from the British Council.
The Vale MP said:
“I was delighted to be invited by the British Council to present the International School Award to Llanilltyd Fawr Primary School.
“The school has pioneered the ISA scheme, resulting in it being the first school in the Vale to receive the international Award.”
The scheme provides recognition for teachers and the schools working to instil a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people. The British Council is the UK’s international body which encourages cultural, scientific, technological and other educational co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries
Mr Cairns joined Headteacher, Mrs Helen Jennings, staff and children and heard how they had developed an international ethos which is embedded throughout the school. The majority of pupils within the school have been collaboratively involved in the international work, which has centered around a project linking with Lesotho.
Mr Cairns added:
“It was really interesting to hear how the staff and children at Llanilltyd Fawr Primary had worked on the project linking with Lesotho.
“It was clear to see that the International Schools Award scheme has had a really positive impact on developing the pupils’ awareness of the cultures of other countries. And all that, whilst still linking in with working to the school curriculum – adding value, experience and knowledge in an interesting way for the children.”