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School ‘Drums Up’ Support for its International Week

Preparatory School pupils at Teesside High School in Eaglescliffe enjoyed an international end to their term, which culminated in over 100 children performing with the Northwest’s leading music, dance and cultural workshop company, Bangdrum

The ‘International Week’ gave the children a special sequence of lessons to raise their global awareness, as part of the School’s application to renew its prestigious International School Award. Classrooms became different countries for the week and all of the Prep children visited each ‘country’ to learn about their different cultures through a range of interactive activities.

One of the highlights of the week was the stunning performance put together after the pupils spent a whole day taking part in music and dance workshops with Bangdrum.

Prep School Headmaster, Graham Twist, said: “In addition to the learning opportunities presented by the Prep teaching staff, Bangdrum provided a day of exciting dance and music workshops, culminating with a fantastic performance by all the children.

He continued: “The children also performed in a House Choir Singing Competition, with their songs representing different nations. This really brought the term to a wonderful, musical end and I congratulate everyone who took part in the whole week.”

The British Council International School Award was established over ten years ago. It gives schools a framework for international partnerships and global learning and recognition for teachers and their schools for their international work.

The Award, which lasts for three years, is given to schools that have successfully embedded internationalism into the curriculum. Teesside High School already holds the Award and is aiming to renew it again this year.

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