August 28, 2008

Schools Awarded for Work

SCHOOLS in County Durham have proved how classy they are.

Another 22 schools in the county have confirmed their reputation for being among the most outward-looking in the country by winning further recognition for their outstanding international work.

They will start the new term having won the International School Award, offered by the British Council through a government programme to recognise the contribution they make in preparing their pupils as global citizens and developing international learning communities.

Coun Claire Vasey, of Durham County Council, said: "I am proud of our schools' reputation for embracing cultural difference and gaining a strong awareness of the wider world."

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