Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Brent has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its outstanding development of the international dimension in its curriculum.

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Brent Central MP Dawn Butler presented the award to Saphia Jaafary who was representing the school that evening.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

Following the presentation Dawn said:

“It was wonderful to see the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College get the recognition they deserve. I remember attending their graduation ceremony and coming away blown away by the inspirational and bright young students so I am very proud that the school has been praised for their work on promoting an open and engaging curriculum for their students.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive 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.’

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