Fulneck School receives British Council honour

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Fulneck school has been recognised for its work bringing the world into the classroom, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

The independent school, in Pudsey, received the foundation level of the British Council’s International School Award, which celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education, for its physics department’s earthquake measuring project which, over the last three years, has received major European Union funding via the Erasmus + programme.

During this time it worked closely with three other schools in the UK, France and Italy, and Fulneck pupils visited their peers in southern England, Nice and Naples to develop low cost, reliable seismometers to be used by schools in Kenya.

Fulneck School Principal Deborah Newman said: “Being awarded foundation level status is wonderful news, and a ringing endorsement of the fantastic work our physics department is doing. The seismology projects have well and truly set us apart from other schools. Our students have benefited by working with peers at schools in Nice and Naples, and by hosting them at Fulneck.”

Around 5,500 International School Awards have been presented to UK schools since the scheme began in 1999.

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