Bo’ness Academy education is a global success

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Education experts from the Scottish Government visited Bo’ness Academy on a fact-finding mission.

And their findings formed part of a presentation to a world-standard education conference in Japan earlier this week.

Whilst at the Academy, officials investigated the school’s links with Chinese secondary schools and the effect of that relationship on students and staff.

Their findings were incorporated into a paper read to delegates at the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya this week.

Bo’ness Academy was the only school or nursery in the Journal and Gazette circulation area to participate in the project which was carried out for UNESCO by the Scottish Government.

David Mitchell, Bo’ness Academy head teacher, said: “The investigators spoke with us about our Global Citizenship work and the school’s international links by interviewing parents, staff and pupils.

“We were very happy to be part of the investigation.”

Dr Alistair Allan, Scotland’s Minister for Learning, said it was “a great honour” to be part of the study.