St Edmund’s are proud to have been accreditated the International School Award. This is largely due to our international links and global curriculum work that goes on throughout the school year.
We feel that an international curriculum is a very important part of a child’s education. It helps to make our children aware of the different cultures in the world and develops an atmosphere of understanding and respect.
During each year we have many fun activities relating to our international studies. The children’s favourite is ‘International Week’. During this week the children experience a taste of the many wonderful cultures we have in our school and across the world through cross-curricular lessons, tasks and activities. Many of our parents help to support this week by leading some of the sessions.
Children of every age learn French at St Edmund’s. To improve these skills, we have developed a partnership with Ecole Voltaire in Lille, France. It will involve children in Year 6 in a pen-pal type project with their counterparts. Future plans include the possibility of the children visiting them in France and the French children visiting St Edmund’s.
We can definitely say that St Edmund’s in an international school as we strive not only to develop international links but international friends.