British Council award for Bo’ness primary

Bo'ness Public School
Bo'ness Public School

A local primary school is celebrating after securing a prestigious award for making pupils aware of foreign cultures.

The International School Award from the British Council is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education.

Bo’ness Public Primary School pupils worked with children in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Kenya.

They also held an international education day where they learned about other cultures.

And a Commonwealth Concert was organised for the school community at which children performed music, dances and plays from Commonwealth countries.

Teacher Alan Potters, international education co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted to have all our hard work recognised. It was a team effort involving all staff, pupils and the local community.”

John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: “The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.

“Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers.”

Around 5000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since 1999.

Councillor Alan Nimmo, Falkirk Council’s education spokesman, said: ‘‘The school has done outstandingly well.”