Stewards Academy is delighted to once again be working towards achieving the International School Award in recognition of the wide range of activities that occur at Stewards to link our pupils with the wider world. Stewards Academy has been awarded the Full International School Award on three previous occasions since 2009.
The International Dimension is a way of linking pupils and schools in different countries and even different continents. We all live in the 'Global Village', where new technology such as e-mail and the Internet allow people to communicate ideas around the world at the click of a button.
People now move into another country to work and live far more easily and often than 20 or 30 years ago. Money, workers, technology and ideas can move more freely across borders in both European countries and countries outside Europe. Increasingly, our country is being linked to new, emerging economic superpowers outside Europe and North America, as well as our traditional commonwealth links to Africa and Australia.
We have developed our international ethos and adopted a philosophy on how we plan to adhere to our global footprint in school.
In conjunction with this application, we have provided a range of activities for the 2019-2020 academic school year, including the European Day of Languages assembly and delicious Bake-Off event, Black History Month workshops, and our French and Spanish School plays. Students in Year 7 and 8 narrowly missed out on completing their pen pal letters to France to much disappointment but many have overcome the cancellation of school events through adaptation of our activities for students at home.
During the lockdown, we have celebrated Earth Day and activities in conjunction with our famed Cultural Event. This was conducted with our in-school mini-schools, and through material sent home to our students. We are looking forward to continuing our work with the International Dimension in the next academic school year.