Marshland High School receives British Council’s Internation School Award

MARSHLAND High School has received a prestigious British Council award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

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

Lynis Lord, international coordinator at the West Walton school, said: “This is a great achievement and we are extremely pleased that the efforts we have put into the international activities in the school have been recognised.

“We have links with schools in Germany, Holland, Norway, Spain, Italy, and Sri Lanka as well as other local schools in East Anglia.”

One of the school’s international projects is a travelling art and poetry exhibition which has been running for several years between Marshland High, Bottisham Village College near Cambridge and Anna van Rijn College in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Each year the three schools discuss ideas for a scheme of work and agree an overall theme. The theme for the current exhibition is water.

Students from Marshland High were taken to Curwin Print Studios for the day and developed a series of experimental collographs. A selection of students’ work has been chosen for the exhibition.

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Year 7 and Year 9 English lessons also explored the water theme as a stimulus for poetry. The six best pieces were chosen to accompany the artwork.