Somerset school’s international award

A SOMERSET school has received an award recognising the high level of internationalism in its teaching.

Axbridge First School applied for the award from the British Council, the UK’s international cultural relations body.

The award comes after the school recently held a series of international events, including a French Olympics afternoon which saw year eight children visit from Fairlands Middle School in Cheddar for a French sport workshop with Axbridge’s year three and four pupils.

Youngsters also enjoyed a visit from an African dancer, who ran workshops with children and parents, teaching them a traditional dance.

The school has been handed the foundation level award, but headteacher Lorna Richardson hopes forging a link with a foreign school will help them reach the next stage, intermediate.


You may also want to watch:


She said: “It is important to show off the efforts everyone at the school has made to increase international teaching and promote the idea of becoming a global citizen.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus