CHICHESTER High School for Boys has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education.
The high school’s work includes partnerships with schools in India, Poland, the USA and the Falkland Islands. A headline trip to St Trizah Orphanage School, in Nakuru, Kenya, proved ‘life changing’ for the youngsters from both continents.
On hearing the news, head teacher Gavin Salvesen-Sawh, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the news that Chichester High School for Boys has been awarded International School status. Congratulations to Steve Lines who has led our international dimension.
“This type of work is vital to our students as new technologies make the world a smaller place.
“Our recent visit to Kenya, linking up with two schools existing in poverty, was eye opening, poignant and educational in every sense for our students and staff.
“We shall use this prestigious award as a platform for more valuable work internationally.”
Assistant head teacher Steve Lines said: “The work and commitment of our pupils to engage with local and international communities is exceptional.
“The determination and enthusiasm of the boys to learn from, and support, other cultures is exemplary.”
John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: “The school’s fantastic international work is not only giving the young people a better understanding of the world around them, but it is really making a difference to their future prospects too.”
More information on the award is available at schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org.