STOURPORT High School has once again been awarded a prestigious international school award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The British Council International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.

The school's international work includes collaboration with schools in Germany, France and Finland, with students taking part in several activities.

Some students created a video about their school which was shared with our partner school in Schleusingen, Germany.

Other students were involved in a Eurovision Song Contest with schools in Germany and Finland. The whole of year seven took part in a German cooking day which culminated in a Bake Off style competition.

Throughout all of the activities, the key thing for the students was to learn in a different way and to become more aware of the wider world outside of Stourport.

Principal, Lorna Deakin said: “I am delighted that we have once again gained the International School Award. I believe it is very important that young people have the opportunity to work with their peers in other countries and also that they learn more about the wider world.

"As a linguist, I am especially pleased with the languages element of our international work and very proud that we are one of the few schools left that offer students the chance to study three languages.“

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award.

"The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms.

"Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy."