Tomlinscote holds the British Council’s International School Award. This globally recognised award is achieved by schools that do outstanding work in international education by embedding multiculturalism in the curriculum.
We, at Tomlinscote, believe that young people today should gain a broad cultural understanding and develop the relevant skills in order to live and work as global citizens.
Working alongside our partner schools in France, Germany, Spain, Japan and China, we have developed activities where students can learn by making connections with students across the globe. Through an established programme of exchanges and visits, students enjoy many opportunities to travel abroad and experience other cultures.
An international outlook on the world is developed at Tomlinscote through a series of cross-curricular activities. As all students at Tomlinscote have an Ipad, they can use this technology to investigate other cultures in ‘real time’ and to create virtual links with schools abroad.
Here's an example of a video created by our GCSE Japanese class!
Here’s a taste of a few of the initiatives undertaken this year:
- Video exchanges with schools in Japan, China and South Korea – students show-cased their school and compared daily life at home and abroad.
- A celebration of the diverse ‘home languages’ languages spoken by Tomlinscote pupils – students taught pupils from a local primary school about their own language and culture.
- A visit to Germany by year 7 students. 118 pupils travelled to Koblenz in Germany for a week.
- A visit to France by year 7 students. 96 pupils spent a week near Poitiers.
- School exchange trips to Baden-Wüttemberg (Germany) and Lille (France).