King’s Ely reaccredited with International School Award
26th July 2018
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Rossall School to open new performing arts centre
Over the last five years performing arts at Rossall School has flourished, not only in the quality of productions but also in the number of students participating and excelling in this field, both within and outside the curriculum.
Rossall School’s current performing spaces: Museum Theatre, Big School and Beecham Music School have provided excellent theatre and concert spaces for budding thespians and talented musicians; however, the school is delighted to be able to announce the opening of a new performing arts centre this September.
The performing arts centre will be constructed within Rossall’s current middle school gym space, creating a multifunctional rehearsal and performance space for the arts, with ‘black box’ facility, professional theatre lighting, flexible staging and space for dance.
This new state-of-the-art facility will increase Rossall School’s arts potential greatly. Carefully woven into the original fabric of the building, the aim is to create a versatile, striking and unique venue, for teaching and performances.
King’s Ely has received reaccreditation of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for its “exemplary” work with students overseas.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as establishing links with partner schools in different parts of the world. The globally recognised accreditation helps schools to enrich learning and improve teaching by guiding their international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within a school’s culture.
King’s Ely was first awarded the International Schools Award in 2012. The award lasts for three years and when applying for reaccreditation, schools have to prove that they are working above and beyond to promote international learning and fostering links with schools and organisations overseas.
In their feedback report to King’s Ely, an assessor from the International School Award said: “Your pupils are privileged to engage with internationally based lessons from an early age and this clearly gives them the confidence, as well as the skills, to use foreign languages in real collaborative contexts with their peers in your many partner schools. I have flagged your application as an example of good practice, as the language activities that you provide and the international school partnerships that you have created are exemplary. We hope that the scope of your excellent international activities will continue to develop and benefit the school community; your support, commitment, creativity and innovative international work is greatly appreciated.”