British Council celebrates International School Award winning schools

Amman: The British Council celebrated the distinguished achievements of Jordanian schools participating in the International Schools Award, as part of the Connecting Classrooms project, at a ceremony attended by partners and teachers from participating schools.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a partnership between the British Council, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in the United Kingdom, the Department of Education, the Directorate of Military Education and Culture and the Relief and United Nations Work for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Dr Qabilat underlined the importance of this award, being a global project integrating the international dimension to education in schools and promoting Sustainable Development Goal 4, to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote opportunities lifelong learning for all. Providing schools with the opportunity to instill a foreign cultural awareness promotes good practice and helps young people acquire the knowledge, skills and values ​​they need.

Speeches were delivered by Marta Lorenzo, Director of UNRWA in Jordan, and Brigadier Ali Da’jah, Director of the Directorate of Military Education and Culture, in addition to May Abu Hamdia, Deputy Director and by interim of the British Council.

Certificates, medals and prizes were distributed during the ceremony to 29 schools in Jordan, 8 from the Ministry of Education, 7 from the Directorate of Military Education and Culture and 14 from UNRWA. 23 schools received full accreditation and 3 schools reached intermediate level and 3 schools reached basic level involving 23,198 students and 505 teachers and coordinators from participating schools.

British Ambassador to Jordan Bridget Brind OBE said: “Despite Covid19’s many challenges for education over the past year, I am delighted to celebrate the success of the UK Connecting Classrooms program in Jordan. Through this program with the British Council, we have engaged with 274 schools in Jordan on different virtual and face-to-face activities to support the professional development of teachers and help equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values ​​they need to live, work and thrive in a society global.

Mai Abu Hamdia Deputy and Acting Director of the British Council “We congratulate everyone on this achievement and we are proud to partner with all school education entities in Jordan, and we appreciate the efforts of teachers, principals and students for their perseverance despite the Corona pandemic. , as they joined a global network that awards a medal of honor to schools capable of giving an international dimension to teaching and learning, developing the skills of students to create global citizens . ”

John Rolfe, School Communication Officer at the British Council in the UK, thanked representatives of partner institutions for their cooperation in supporting and developing the educational process in Jordan.We are very proud and delighted to work with so many inspiring schools and educators across Jordan. Kudos from schools across the UK for your well-deserved success in the British Council International School Award and our sincere thanks to all of our partners for your wonderful and greatly appreciated support for key power, great value and impactful benefits international communication and collaboration.

The International School Award is one of the most important awards for which schools around the world compete under the supervision of the British Council. The International School Award is a global accreditation program that recognizes good practice in granting an international dimension to schools. The award also aims to achieve the fourth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals, represented by the quality of education, to ensure inclusive and high-quality education for all and to promote lifelong learning through fair and real communication and collaboration.

Connecting Classrooms is a global program for schools designed to prepare young people for living in a global society and working in a global economy. It helps teachers develop their classroom practice in Basic Skills – the six foundational skills young people need to thrive in the 21st century. This will help them shape the future for themselves and for future generations. And Connecting Classrooms is a partnership between the British Council and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.


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