The Academy has just been awarded the British Council International School Award for the third time. The Award is an internationally recognised accreditation, awarded to schools which forge links with partners overseas and add an international dimension to the curriculum. Through working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) are given a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it.
Taking part in the Award:
• links schools with others around the world
• teaches pupils about other countries and cultures
• prepares pupils for living and working in the global economy
• enhances teaching standards through sharing best practice and teaching methods
• leads to a new outwardly facing perspective and ethos for the school as a whole
Here at Mounts Bay, we firmly believe that we are not placed at the edge of Europe but at the beginning of the rest of the world and we endeavor to ensure this world is opened up to our students through projects with foreign schools, visits abroad and visitors to the Academy from across the globe. Last June and July saw thirteen different international groups coming to visit the Academy and we are extremely proud of how our students welcome them with enthusiasm and warmth.
This year will see our second visit to Rudolf Diesel Gymnasium in Augsburg with twelve students being involved in a Comenius project visit there. We have also been successful in securing much sought after Erasmus+ funding to allow staff to deliver and receive training in our partner Teaching School, Herman Wesseling College, near Amsterdam. There will, of course, be our Year 8 trip to Brittany, and we would like to see as many as possible of our Year 8s joining this visit. Alongside this we will be holding the ski trip and also the annual visit to the World War I battle fields.
News of all our international events and opportunities will be regularly posted on the website so do watch out for the updates to be able to take advantage of these fabulous chances to widen your world with Mounts Bay.