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International School Award Success for Aylward Academy

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:51 AM by Nicholas Basson   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 6:51 AM ]

Aylward Academy in Edmonton, north London, has been awarded foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

Aylward Academy contributes in Partner School Science Programme which aims to increase students’ interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and gives its students a platform to transfer and share their skills and knowledge with their counterparts in their sister school in Izmir Turk College.  Students enjoy participating in this project which is designed and taught out of the usual curriculum that gives them an opportunity to extend their knowledge in science, astronomy and on global cultures.
At the end of the project students are rewarded with a trip to Space Camp Turkey, where students are given opportunities to use simulators and take part in activities such as team building, rocket and hot air balloon construction and speaking to Astronaut Sunita Williams.

Remo Iafrate, Principal at Aylward Academy, said:“This award is a wonderful accolade for the school. It reflects both the wonderful diversity in Aylward Academy and our forward and outward looking ethos.

"This award is a platform for further work with the wider community at a local, national and international level.”