Felsted receives the British Council's International School Award

PUBLISHED: 13:34 18 November 2010

Almost a fifth of Felsted’s student population is based abroad and the annual dinner for international students celebrates the cultural diversity in the school community

Almost a fifth of Felsted’s student population is based abroad and the annual dinner for international students celebrates the cultural diversity in the school community

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FELSTED'S commitment to bringing an international dimension to pupils' education has been recognised by the British Council.

Felsted students recently travelled to Mumbai, India to assist in the work of Magic Bus, a charity that gives opportunities to underprivileged local children

Both the senior and preparatory schools were bestowed with the prestigious International School Award, a distinction to demonstrate a school’s global outlook.

Some 17 per cent of senior school students at the co-educational boarding and day school are based overseas and represent more than 20 different countries, from Austria to Uganda.

All students, whatever their nationality, are encouraged to have a truly international view of the world and to develop an enthusiasm for understanding different ways of life and cultures, both here in the UK and abroad.

Assistant headteacher Tom Vignoles said: “We are delighted to have been given this prestigious award in recognition of the many strands of our total curriculum that together ensure that our students leave Felsted as informed global citizens.

“Internationalism has been firmly embedded within our ethos for many years, with all of our students regularly benefiting from our wide range of educational trips abroad and our international focus within our schemes of work.

“The International School Award is very welcome recognition of the international ethos that has run through all we do at Felsted for many years.”

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