By Martin Walker
Two Newton Aycliffe schools will be recognised for their ‘global education ethos’ at an awards ceremony on Friday (5th October).
Greenfield Community College and Aycliffe Village Primary School are two from 57 schools across the North-East to pick up the gongs.
The British Council’s International School Awards will be presented to the schools – 19 of which are from County Durham.
While staff from Greenfield will give a presentation at the awards event on work students have done with schools in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and France.
London 2012 Olympics chief starter Alan Bell, who is from County Durham, will present the awards and will also speak about his role in the field of international athletics.
Cllr Linda Marshall, Chairman of Durham County Council, will be in attendance to support the winning schools from County Durham.
The award recognises the work schools have done with partners in other countries to help students better understand their place in the world and the relationships between countries.
Brian Stobie, international officer at Durham County Council, which has helped to organise the awards on behalf of the British Council, said: “It can take several years to achieve an award, which is a real testament to the commitment of schools in developing a global education ethos.”
The awards will be presented on Friday at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle.