At Walthamstow School for Girls we are very proud to be an International School. In 2018 we were re-accredited with the ‘International Schools Award’ through the British Council in recognition for our international work. We see this as an opportunity to celebrate the diversity in our school, to learn about other cultures, countries and religions, to build empathy and to break barriers.
- Partnerships with schools in Dominica, Pakistan, Denmark, Finland and others
- Student and staff groups which meet regularly to plan and review our International activities
- Applications for funding for staff training
- Expedition to Zanzibar (African Adventures) - for more information on this venture, please click here. Sadly this year's expedition had to be cancelled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic
- Intercultural days/evenings to celebrate diversity in our school community and beyond
- Our International Month in May
- Eurovision song contest themed activities including a school-wide quiz
- Continuing to support the Read Foundation School in Ambore, Pakistan which we helped to rebuild after the floods of 2010 by raising over £30,000
Celebrating and encouraging international links has helped to raise aspirations in students, to widen their perspective and understanding, and to bring depth of meaning to the work we carry out. The activities that we run teach students to take responsibility for their actions and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone. We also encourage other UK schools by taking part in training days where we are able to share our international work and examples of good practice. We also hope to have a positive impact on our link school in Zanzibar which 15 students visited in 2018 as volunteers to support them.