Jewish primary school awarded for ‘bringing the world to the classroom’
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Jewish primary school awarded for ‘bringing the world to the classroom’

Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School honoured by the British Council for its international work

Pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School collected plastic bottle tops for Lupus UK, footwear for Unicef and toys for Camp Simcha
Pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School collected plastic bottle tops for Lupus UK, footwear for Unicef and toys for Camp Simcha

A Jewish primary school in Redbridge has won a British Council award for “bringing the world into the classroom”.

Whol Ilford Jewish Primary School (WIJPS) in Barkingside was awarded foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for “fostering an international dimension in the curriculum”.

Among the efforts to win the judges’ plaudits was the school’s Year 2 project comparing winter birds in Britain with those in Italy.

Headteacher Andrea Elliker said: “We are delighted to have received this award in recognition of the work we do to educate our pupils about international cultures and instil the tolerance and understanding needed to be a member of our global society.”

British Council’s Stephen Hull said the school’s international work “has earned well-deserved recognition… Its dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils by bringing an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future.”

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