Maidenhill School recognised for international work

Staff and pupils at Maidenhill School are celebrating after being awarded for their work in bringing the world into the classroom.

The School in King’s Road, Stonehouse, has received the British Council’s prestigious International Schools Award as a result of its work with schools in Taiwan and South Korea.

As part of the international collaboration project with Longhua High School in Taiwan and Jungwon High School in South Korea, pupils from Year 8 made presentations about their lives in England and also researched life in East Asia. Students also made short videos about life at Maidenhill.

Year 8 pupils Alicia Langton-Balchin and River Driversharp said it had been very interesting to learn about what it is like to live in South Korea.

‘We have been in touch with an al-girls school in the country and learned that fruit is actually a luxury item,” they said.

Headteacher Pam Wilson said: “I am absolutely delighted that Maidenhill has again received this recognition and accreditation.

“We were one of the first schools to receive the international award almost nine years ago and it is a testament to our commitment of preparing our students for global citizenship.”

Recently the school hosted a visit from a French headteacher, Philippe Nicolon and Mary Wormington from the International Education Office.

After touring the school, Mr Nicolon commented on the politeness of students as well as the calm atmosphere in classes.

He also invited staff from Maidenhill to visit his school in France and plans are being made for future collaborative work.

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