Willink School in Burghfield wins British Council International School Award

The Willink School has received an international award for its teaching of world languages ​​and cultures.

The British Council’s International School Award promotes a global perspective and wider community engagement in the classroom.

The Willink School has demonstrated these values ​​through in-person, online, extracurricular and charitable activities.

The Willink School celebrates winning an international award

Each October Key Stage 3 groups partner with Padworth College to host a cultural and language event and Key Stage 4 groups regularly liaise with overseas partner schools.

Key Stage 5 has been running a project in collaboration with its Moldavian partner school since 2004.

The school has organized residential trips to Iceland, Belgium, Spain, France and Germany.

Headmaster Peter Fry said: “The Willink School is delighted to have received this accolade from the British Council.

“We are extremely proud of all our students, who always take every opportunity to participate in international activities.

Mr. Fry also confirmed that the school plans to pursue other international projects over the next few years.

Scott McDonald, chief executive of the British Council, said: “The school has won this prestigious award thanks to its inspiring international work and its links with schools overseas.

“This is particularly commendable when schools have been deeply affected by the global pandemic.

“The desire to build on their international work shines through and it is with the greatest pride that we celebrate their achievements.

“By embedding an international dimension in children’s education, these schools empower them to be global citizens and create life-saving opportunities in an increasingly globalized economy.”

The award is now given around the world in countries like Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Taiwan.

Over 6,000 UK schools have received the British Council’s International School Award since its inception in 1999.