Grantham schools scoop international award
Sandon School and Ambergate Sports College have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of their work to bring the world into the classroom.
The award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.
In the past year, pupils at Ambergate and Sandon, which are both part of the Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (GANF), celebrated Diwali and were taught about the story and religion behind the ceremony.
Pupils were also paired with pen pals in Germany and some of those pupils were provided with the opportunity to take part in an exchange trip with their German peers.
Fairtrade Fortnight also helped them to develop community links through events including coffee mornings.
Stela Plamenova, headteacher at Sandon School, said: “The students at GANF have very little exposure to different cultures and so my aim was to bring other cultures to them to celebrate our diverse and ever changing society. There has been a big emphasis on British Values of tolerance, respect and democracy.
“Catherine Henderson-Slater and Simon Buckberry introduced a wide range of artistic and cultural opportunities through our curriculum and extra activities including traditional dance workshops and themed days.”