Visits Abroad and Internationalism

Visits Abroad and Internationalism

The School holds the coveted International School Award granted by the British Council in 2014.

This award recognises our achievements in introducing an International programme for all students. During their time at Springwood everyone is expected to take part in foreign visits, exchanges and to be involved with our twinned schools, including those in Accra, Ghana.

In 2015 every year 7 student had the opportunity to participate in a 2 day visit to the WWI battlefields of Flanders and a trip to Bruges.

There are annual exchanges and work experience placements with schools in France and Germany as well as a joint History and German trip to Berlin and a day at the Christmas markets in Aachen.

Ski trips to Austria, the successful Drama tour to Australia, a visit to Italy for our Geography and Classics students and a sports tour to Barcelona are recent   highlights of our International programme.

However, Internationalism at Springwood is not simply about trips and exchanges. We try to broaden our students’ horizons by incorporating an element of Internationalism throughout the curriculum. This summer, students achieved GCSE or A level passes in an astonishing 10 languages. Through activities such as Super Learning days, Spelling Bee competitions and Chinese clubs, every student has the opportunity to develop an understanding that they are Citizens of the World.