British Council, the UK’s International organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, recognised 105 schools and honoured them with International School Award (ISA) recently.
The International School Award acknowledges schools which have worked towards increasing opportunities for international collaboration and making their students global citizens through their curriculum-based work.
Launched in India in 2003, the ISA programme has recorded participation from over 2,500 schools across the country. From private schools to government schools and schools for children with special needs, the ISA programme has enabled schools in India to connect with schools globally. As of 2019, the British Council honoured schools with the ISA award in 31 countries worldwide.
The winning schools have demonstrated exemplary qualities of team-management, innovative problem solving and an international outlook in their projects.
The participation from government schools peaked this year with more schools choosing to scale up their online presence with ‘Schools Online’, a virtual platform helping schools to support each other through the exchange of ideas, and best practices.
The programme benefits the entire school, including its teachers and pupils, thus having the potential to create a positive impact on the wider community.