Last year ALNS became a Global Learning Expert Centre and received the highest level of the International Schools Award in recognition of the work we do as a Rights Respecting School and our Global education of our students.
Part of our role as an Expert Centre is to share our work with other schools and other teachers so on Friday 25th May we hosted another INSET day for teachers in the city here at ALNS. John Rolfe from the British Council came to talk about the work that they do which was really inspiring, Louise Boston-Mammah came along from the GLP to talk about the future and help with some planning. The first hour was spent sharing our practice and talking about events that all Portsmouth schools could get involved in.
We were then joined by the Rights Respecting Ambassadors to meet the inspirational Chris Lubbe. Chris came to speak to our Year 10s a few weeks ago about this life in South Africa fighting Apartheid and working as Nelson Mandelas bodyguard. Once again he was just fascinating to listen to. He spoke to staff and students about his life and what he stands for. It was a great opportunity for a real range of our students to listen first-hand about the power of Global Learning and understanding the world.
The feedback from the event was very powerful: “just a few lines to say a very grateful thank you for all your fantastic support! It was inspirational to see the work you have supported and undertaken and to meet your fantastic young Global Ambassadors! We are very proud and delighted to work with you and the wonderful ALNS!” John Rolfe – British Council
It is always a privilege to be able to talk about the fabulous staff at ALNS and how we all work to ensure our young people are true ‘Global citizens’ and share the things we do with others.