Jamshedpur: It was a proud moment for the nine private English medium schools in the city when they received the International School Award (ISA) by British Council for the year 2018-21.
In an award function organised by the British Council in New Delhi school principals and teachers received the three year accreditation.
Schools from Jamshedpur that have received the accreditation are Little Flower School, Jusco School South Park, Kasidih High School, DBMS Kadma High School, ADLS Sunshine School, J.H. Tarapore School, Dayanand Public School, Kerala Public School, Kadma and a primary school Baug-E-Jamsheed School.
“It is indeed a great achievement for us. This will also help us to get global recognition. The comprehensive effort made by the school administration, teaching and non-teaching staffs and the students resulted in winning this recognition,” said official of one of the winning schools.
Called British Council International School Award (ISA), the accreditation scheme recognises and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. It provides a framework for cradles to develop an action plan and implement international activities round the year. It also urges schools to innovate with overseas schools on creative teaching practices and real-time global learning.
The schools have worked on various projects that was designed for each class. Right from food, costumes, dolls, environment, handicrafts, geography, education system, school students guided by their teacher co-ordinators got involved in a number of fun filled activities while applying for the programme.
Officials from British Council informed that a total of 40 schools have been so far accreditated in Jharkhand with ISA accreditation so far.
ISA was introduced in India in the year 2003 and nearly 2500 schools across the country have joined this exciting journey since then. The range of schools participating in the International School Award varies from the well-resourced private schools to government schools from rural areas and schools for the less advantaged communities.
The International School Award now has a presence in 31 countries worldwide. Key benefits of getting the International School Award: It has a positive impact on not just the students, but also the teachers and school in entirety.It is a leadership challenge and fosters team building, innovation, and project management.
“The International School Award provides a supportive and motivational framework to guide your international learning activities and helps you gain recognition for your ongoing international work. It can support schools at any stage of their international journey and can be adapted to any curriculum,” said an official.