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Celebrating the success of ISA Achievers 2009-10...


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celebrating internationalism in schools

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Congratulations Over the years much has

Ruth Gee,

Director, British Council (India and Sri Lanka)

changed in the world of education. Students have moved on from being passive receivers of information to young people who creatively and innovatively engage with learning process. Improving technology has put into the hands of the teacher powerful tools and ever present media is challenging society to take a fresh look at age old benchmarks in education. In this scenario the International School Award gives every student and teacher an interesting way of making friends across the globe without leaving the

secure environment of the school and home. Through your enthusiastic effort and hard work you have prepared your students to take on the journey into a multicultural work place of tomorrow more effectively. Armed with international understanding that comes from participating in the ISA your students will find it easier to stride out confidently in the world and enjoy its delightful diversity. My Congratulations to all the 86 schools who have taken on the journey of exploration and have received the International School Award this year!


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Contents East India Schools

North India Schools Experiences of Schools . . . . . . . . . .

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Hall of Fame - East India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hall of Fame - North India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hall of Fame - South India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hall of Fame - West India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

South India Schools

ISA Potpourri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Your ISA Contact at the British Council. . 97

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Ahlcon International School

Carmel High School

Indraprastha International School

Sai International School

Alegaonkar High School

Centre Point School (KR)

Indraprastha World School

Sanskriti, the Gurukul

Alegaonkar Primary School

Centre Point School (WN)

K R Mangalam World School,

Silver Bells Public School

Alpha Matriculation School

Children’s Academy

Alphonsa School

Chiranjeev Bharati

Amar Jyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya

Coorg Public School

Amity International School (Gurgaon, Sec.46) Amity International School (Noida) Amity International School (Pushp Vihar) Amity International School (Gurgaon, Sec.43) Amity International School (Vasundhara) Anjuman-I-Islam’s BSK Girls’ Eng Med School

Vikas Puri

Kendriya Vidyalaya Kerala Samajam Model School

Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School

DAV International School

La Martinere for Girls

DAV Model School Durgapur

Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matric. Higher Secondary School

Lotus School

DBMS English School

Lotus Valley School

Deccan International School

Mahatma Montessori Matriculation

St. Theresa’s School

Higher Secondary School

St Xavier’s High School (Borivili)

Delhi Public School Panipat Refinery

Mahindra World School

St. Xavier’s High School (Andheri)

Dr S Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya

Mayoor School (Noida)

Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.

Dr. M.Ramanna Shetty Memorial Eng Med High School

Mount Carmel Central School

The BJPC Institution

Gopi Birla Memorial School

Rims International School

Bal Bharati Public School (Rohini)

Greenlawns High School

Rizvi Springfield School

Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram

Gregorian Public School

Rukmini Devi Public School

Billabong High School (Juhu)

Gurukul

Ryan International School (Kandivili)

HVB Academy Indirapuram Public School

Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls

Cambridge School

St Mary’s School

Delhi Public School Bangalore- South

Bal Bharati Public School (Dwarka)

Bluebells School International

Springfield High School

Crescent School

GMI Girls School

Bachpan Pre-Primary & Primary School

Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School

Khadki Education Society’s English Medium School

Navrachana School Police DAV Public School Rajagiri Public School

Avalon Heights International School

Sishu Griha Montessori & High School

Gail DAV Public School

The HB Kapadia New High School The Hindu Senior Secondary School The Indian Heights School The Sagar School The Velammal International School

Unison World School Vivekananda Mission School Zydus School for Excellence

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An exceptional experience for our school

New Delhi ahlconinfo@

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Mr Ashok Pandey Principal

NORTH INDIA

ISA offered a framework within which we were to form international partnerships and achieve specific and comprehensive curriculum goals. It encouraged exchange of ideas and information with the partner schools, which was an enriching experience for both sides. It broadened the outlook and expanded the horizons for young learners. At our school where striving for excellence is the basic requirement, translating this dream into a reality was not difficult. This responsibility was shared by Mrs Sunita Rajiv and her tirelessly working team. Every cell and every nerve of the institution worked in perfect harmony towards this goal. Planning activities, integrating them into the main curriculum, learning IT skills, coordinating with different departments were new learning experiences. Whether it was finding a partner school or clearing out the webs in our minds regarding designing of activities, British Council always extended wholehearted support. There is no denying the fact that ISA has given a new approach to our learning, and has broadened our outlook. We feel we have truly taught our children the real meaning of our school’s guiding thought, “GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE; INDIAN VALUES”

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Alegaonkar High School

A fascinating experience for a Marathi medium school Working towards the ISA was a new experience for our school. This was the first time our Marathi medium school participated in such a big project. Despite our initial scepticism, we decided to take up the challenge. By participating in the ISA we discovered new ideas and approaches towards learning. It benefitted the teachers and students. The teachers were exposed to new methods of teaching which we have now initiated in the school. The teachers and students have also become familiar to new technology like using emails. ISA gave us the opportunity to learn about other cultures and traditions. The activities encouraged team spirit among the school staff, parents and students. Working for the ISA was a joyful learning experience for the school. We also were able to identify the talents of our students and capture the spirit of internationalism. We are glad to be part of ISA and would like to express our gratitude to British Council for providing us this opportunity.

Pune, Mahara

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An exceptional experience for our school In July 2009, the idea of ISA project was brought into the school by the school co-ordinator. After getting clarity about the project, the school started working towards it in full swing. Our teachers and students took active part and gathered information from various resources like the Internet, magazines and newspapers. We tried to overcome the obstacles we faced during the process and were ready for evaluation within the deadline. The suggestions and opinions given to us by the students and parents were valuable. Once we completed the project, we organised two days exhibition for parents and other locals. We received a favorable response which was quite inspiring for the school. We also got positive media coverage. Besides getting our project report published in newspapers, we got excellence award for our project. The school was able to achieve this because of the collective effort of teachers, students, parents and the management.

Pune, Mahara

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Tel: +91-20-2

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Mrs Chhaya Wadpalley Principal

WEST INDIA

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Mr Santosh Bhorge ISA Co-ordinator

Mr Dabhade

ISA Co-ordinator

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Alpha Matriculation School

Achieving global standards of excellence

The journey was undoubtedly a challenging task. At the beginning, we were cynical about how much of internationalism we would be able to bring in. As the project gained momentum we found, much to our surprise, that many international visitors were happy to visit our school to share first hand information on project topics. Through these projects we have felt that the people around the world are very close in spite of the physical distance. Students were motivated by the creative format and the opportunity to make new friends around the world. We were able to embed most of the activities in the curriculum, which made the concepts and content relevant to the participants’ experience. PowerPoint presentations, exhibitions, drawings, brochures, interactive sessions and mock sessions by students are proof of how much knowledge they have gathered through these activities. We hope to continue with similar projects which help us in realising our vision to achieve global standards of excellence in education, to create lifelong learners and to produce caring human beings.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tel: 91-44-22

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Alphonsa School

Going beyond the confines of the syllabi

While working on ISA projects, both teachers and students had the experience to study subjects apart from the school syllabus. It has helped in expanding our learning horizon, and has created awareness among students about people and countries of the world. The most challenging task was to integrate the activities within with the school syllabus without disturbing the routine of the school. The most enjoyable moment for us was the project exchange with the students of St. Thomas RC College, Manchester. Our students exchanged emails with their peers on sports like football. Even in future, we would like to continue learning more about the cultures all over the world and environmental issues faced by different countries.

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Sister Merry Josmel

WEST INDIA

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Ms Archana David

ISA Co-ordinator

Ms. Shireen Kareem

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Amar Jyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya

Visible benefits for the entire school

The most significant impact of ISA for our school was that all activities conducted under ISA were implemented with a sense of fun and with a view to gain more knowledge about the world. Earlier many of these activities were limited to the school level but with ISA, we seem to have an International platform right at our doorstep. This opportunity was received whole heartedly by both - teachers as well as the students. They were excited to research about what was going on in different countries. The most enjoyable activity was ‘Food Fair’, where different dishes of various countries were prepared and sold. The students were dressed in the traditional dress of the country where the specific dish came from. In the near future we hope to have the opportunity to have a partnership with an overseas school to make our experiences of similar activities even more real and authentic!

Bhavnagar, G

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An awe-inspiring journey that has just begun

(Gurgaon, Sec.46) The ISA platform has given us the much needed exposure for pursuing cross-cultural exchanges. The international interactions have widened our students’ horizons manifold times. Our ISA activities focused on global teaching-learning skills and global values. Throughout the year the students got the opportunity to showcase their work in the form of display boards, charts, drawings, paintings and PowerPoint presentations to the parents and other invited dignitaries. What made the journey memorable was the interaction with foreign students and the keen interest and involvement of our parents and resource persons. We thank the British Council for providing us such a wonderful platform to enable our students to think and deliberate as global citizens. We truly feel this awe-inspiring journey has just begun and promises to be a long and fruitful one.

Gurgaon, Har aisg46@amit

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Mrs Rekha Ranade

NORTH INDIA

Principal

Mrs Sangita Behl ISA Co-ordinator

Mrs Padmini Das ISA Co-ordinator

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Amity International School

Bumpy ride at times, but well-worth the effort

(Noida)

There have been crests and troughs along the path. Joy upon having established one international school link and frustration upon losing another! The unexpectedness of ‘swine flu’ and the cold wave! Many activities had to be rescheduled as there was an unanticipated school closure and congregation of children in assemblies and auditoria was not advised when they came to school. Despite everything, the motivation to overcome these hurdles and emerge triumphant is what kept us going. The students have loved every moment of it and have eagerly participated in all activities. It reinforced our faith in the innate eagerness to learn and the spirit of unabashed joy that exists in the young. ISA is a novel way of introducing an international dimension to regular education. The inherent idea that embodies such a programme is to give the students a world-view. This is indeed a pre-requisite for modern times. Such education goes a long way in promoting acceptance of the ‘foreign’ and the ‘different’. The earlier the age at which such an education begins, the better a human being is able to encompass this concept.

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Joyful learning experience for everyone involved

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When we initiated our pen-pal programme with our partner school in UK, the students were so enthusiastic that they not only gave their own ideas for new projects but also worked out their own time frame to complete the projects on time. The entire programme has helped our children in many ways – they’ve become self-reliant, they’ve acquired an international dimension in the way they think and have learnt about many different aspects of another country, they’ve become aware of similarities as well as distinction in the cultures, customs and life styles, and most importantly, they have been able to broaden their horizons. The learning experience was immense for the students as well as the teachers, who had to develop innovative teaching methods and strategies to incorporate all the ISA projects in their regular curriculum, so that not only the projects become interesting for the children but also the learning outcomes could be achieved in a tangent manner. We thank British Council for giving us the opportunity to participate in this programme which encouraged us to think out-of-the-box and deploy project based teaching which proved to be a great success.

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Ms Ameeta Mohan

NORTH INDIA

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Mrs Deepanwita Purkayastha ISA Co-ordinator

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Amity International School

Rediscovering values for living in a global village

(Sector 43 Gurgaon) The International School Award gave us an excellent platform to expose our students to a variety of experiences. The one we cherish the most is the interactions they had and continue to have with our partner schools in the UK. The enthusiasm with which the teachers and students of the entire school embarked upon this journey was truly exhilarating. The product of this tremendously exciting exercise was monumental and the idea of reducing it into a manageable size which would fit into the given file folder was indeed a daunting task. But the result was well worth the effort. We discovered hidden talents. The school buzzed with excitement and the learning went to a different level altogether! Our students are more aware of their own situation in today’s global village. The process has fostered in them a respect for other cultures, a commitment to human values, a sense of responsibility towards the world community and sympathy for their fellow citizens in this global village that they are a part of. The international dimension has enriched the basic ethos of our school.

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ISA served as the means to achieve an end

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The excitement was palpable in the school when it all began. Drafting of the action plan involved a lot of introspection, exploring and research on certain issues but the active contribution by the staff made it all that easy for us. Since we aspired to go global at every level, we decided to involve everyone right from nursery level to the higher classes. Students and teachers participating in these activities came up with innovative ideas that made this programme even more enjoyable and enriching. The process of compiling a dossier was yet another exhilarating experience where we could synergise the process of planning, coordination and documentation. It also mobilised and motivated everyone to work in a team. We aim to continue to forge ahead by providing opportunities to our children so that they can proudly say that they are not merely the citizens of India but they are the citizens of the world. On the whole the entire journey was momentous and a meaningful experience. Thanks to the British Council for giving us this opportunity to be a part of this unique programme in helping children become global citizens.

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Ms Shashi Ranjan Principal

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Ms Meenu Mathur Jha ISA Co-ordinator

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Anjuman-IIslam’s BSK Girls’ Eng Med School

First step towards bringing in an international dimension Our aim was to change the teaching-learning methods, developing international links and expanding the thinking skills of the students. It has been our immense pleasure to be a part of the prestigious ISA programme and develop an international ethos. Through the Global Gateway website we made links with Alison Lampert of Hopton Primary School in Essex, UK and Andy Semple of Red Hills Devon School in Exeter, UK. We also recently established links with Rob Hughes from Stamford Bridge Primary School and with Michael Wade of Brady Primary School. It was great fun to interact with our friends abroad. All these links have opened up new avenues for our school. Exchange of emails and questionnaires generated a lot of curiosity and excitement among students and teachers. We exchanged ideas about our diverse cultures, traditions, food habits, seasons, etc. and these interactions also helped teachers to enhance their teaching techniques. Right from selecting the activities, executing them and finally putting the dossier together, there has been a lot of learning all the way. The partnership we have developed with the UK school has helped to embed a global dimension in our curriculum.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 3051505 anjumaniislam bskengschoo l@ gmail.com

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Striking a chord with the students and the teachers A journey of this nature called for an equal amount of enthusiasm, interest and participation from students as well as educators. An action plan of international projects in sync with the curriculum, across grades and subjects, with detailed description of each activity was sketched out. Student participation for each of our ISA projects spelt Energy, Enthusiasm, Interest and Vigour. Students not only gained indepth knowledge of the assigned project, but were also exposed to its international aspect and relevance. Teachers were able to explore the international perspective of each project and thus, were able to inculcate within themselves and the young minds of children, the global relevance for the projects. The enthusiasm and intensity of purpose for the project came very naturally to everyone, reinstating our faith in our own curriculum and methodology, and ISA seemed an excellent way to strengthen and explore newer possibilities. We believe that it does not matter if we won the game; it is how we played it that matters. We know we played it well‌‌ pretty well! And the fact that Avalon bagged the ISA award 2010-13 gives Team Avalon an unparalleled feeling of joy. What it has given us is a reward of a lifetime to cherish, for the invaluable experience!

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-6 5159988 avalonheights _98@yahoo. com

Mrs Nandita Das Gupta Principal

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Mrs Sutanuka Basu ISA Co-ordinator

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Bachpan Pre-Primary & Primary School

Sparks of change through ISA

Our students and teachers were highly charged and tapped into all available sources to get relevant information for the various international topics. The feeling of responsibility increased. Communication skills were developed. Students and teachers along with the parent community came to know about the world outside Gujarat, and India. We observed a high level of increase in the creative and critical thinking skills of the students. Visits of Japanese teachers to our school added a personal touch and gave life to our projects. The exchange of the travel teddy with the Japanese school was a marvelous experience. It felt like we really had a Japanese guest to take home and make him aware of all the social and cultural aspects of our country! We also had our GSP partner school’s teachers visiting us, which added further international dimension to our projects like international games, currencies, festivals, food and costumes. This was the second time we applied for the ISA but the experience was one of renewed energy and enthusiasm, and a great achievement for all of us!

Surendranag ar, Gujarat

Tel: +91- 275 2-233880 schatrath@ya hoo.com

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Working together as one strong unit

(Dwarka) Our dream of creating global citizens who can mitigate the malaise that the world suffers from, who can be metaphors of positive change is taking a beautiful shape with the school opening its gates to the world. During the year the school witnessed transcending of borders and boundaries, for we all firmly believe that if we are to bring real peace in this world and to carry a real war against wars, we shall have to begin with children. Excellent collaborations with schools worldwide, improvement in communication and stupendous performance of students in sports and academics at International and National levels have left an indelible mark. We owe this all to the pioneering efforts of all members of staff, who have shared the vision and shouldered their responsibilities with complete devotion and dedication. We also have a very strong support system in our parents whose constant feedback inspires us to strive for the very best. Our efforts were guided by the vision of Mr K. K. Khullar, our Chairman and Mr L. R. Channa, Vice President CES, who encouraged us in turning all our dreams into a hand bound reality.

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Mrs Suruchi Gandhi Principal

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Ms Sandhya Kakkar ISA Co-ordinator

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Bal Bharati Public School

A voyage of discovery involving each and every student

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The entire year of implementing the approved action plan was our chance to get together and learn about the world at large, broadening our horizons beyond our diverse nation. It also allowed us to realise just how much international dimension already exists in our curriculum, and that all we had to do was to bring it into focus. This made our tasks much easier and pleasurable. The activities were incorporated in the action plan in such a way that they simply and beautifully added another dimension to what the students were already learning. Along with exploring curricular aspects and issues, the students celebrated various International Days thus increasing multifold, their sense of involvement and participation in global issues of concern. UKIERI programme, epal links and projects, exchanging letters with counterparts in UK, France and the USA, our first foreign exchange student from the USA - all these became the highlights of our eventful year of the ISA. What made participation in this programme so special was the fact that it involved every student in the process of discovery. In the end, what the students unearthed was not just some information about other countries, but their own latent talents and attributes and thus came out as richer and better individuals.

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Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram

A rewarding experience for the second time We first achieved the ISA in the year 2005. All the chests swelled with pride seeing the insignia that we were allowed to use for three years. Getting an award is not as difficult as retaining it. So once again we plunged headlong. This time we wanted to involve more students, more teachers and also parents and for that matter society. We did not want to leave any field untouched be it Literature, Technology or Art. Parents were involved in the projects and they helped in research work and in giving us feedback. Other schools were also involved by way of interschool activities. What gave a true sense of achievement was that all the ideas were original - outcome of our own creative thinking and brainstorming. It was indeed a rewarding experience to see the students and teachers pooling their ideas and technical expertise to give their shared vision a shape. It is gratifying to note that tenacious efforts don’t go in vain and we have yet again been awarded the International School Award.

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A truly fulfilling experience

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The ISA experience created in us an urge to enhance our knowledge and rediscover the bonds that link human race. It enabled us to overcome the barriers of borders, distances, languages and cultures. It broadened our perspective and motivated the students to widen their knowledge and groom themselves to become conscientious and aware global citizens.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-6 1286900 info@billabon gjuhu.com

ISA gave us a platform to share our individuality with the world. It was a rewarding experience as the students gained an insight into the historical and cultural makeup of different religions and cultures. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to present their individuality and creativity. We had the most fulfilling time during this voyage of international activities all year round.

Ms June Dias Principal

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Ms Beena Nayaken ISA Co-ordinator

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Bluebells International School

Evolving with every activity and project The best part of the project was the deep involvement of parents, facilitators and the students. Everyone worked in unison to put it together. Contacts with international schools like La Seine College, France; Little Mead Primary School, UK; Alok Vidyashram, Nepal; Japanese Embassy School, Delhi; French Embassy School, Delhi, Russian Cultural Centre, Delhi helped immensely to get more information while working on ISA. The exposure to mankind’s rich legacy was revealed through our special assemblies on Shakespeare, Pushkin, Martin Luther King and Dr Nelson Mandela, and we expressed our solidarity with the oppressed on International Solidarity Day and Human Rights Day. The students were sensitized about world peace on Hiroshima Day. The well defined activities have helped broaden our horizon and have made the teaching learning process rich and rewarding. It has been a wonderfully enriching experience for our children and the faculty. ISA has reiterated our belief in children being the best ambassadors of international peace and goodwill.

New Delhi bluebells@re

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Serving the purpose of developing global citizens As the world is increasingly becoming a smaller single unit, our young future citizens are likely to shift to other countries for learning and for economic purposes. Therefore a curriculum based on exploration of international topics will help the students to learn about various countries and to excel in the global market. ISA has served a similar purpose to a great extent. The developments and reforms in education in different countries were integrated through these activities into our education system making it more relevant to the emerging global culture. Through ISA, we have developed bonds of friendship with other countries. The activities have encouraged the students to consider issues from global perspectives, which in long terms can promote global harmony. ISA has provided us national as well as international recognition. The Management of our school aims at empowering individuals to become Global Citizens, which inspired us to put in hard work. The support from our staff members, parents and students has been instrumental in our achievement of the award.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 8541864 cambridgesc hkandivli@gm ail. com

Mr Mitesh Parekh Principal

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Carmel High School

A hub of international activities The International School Award is a huge milestone in the annals of Carmel history. The spirit of internationalism surged through the staff and students alike while working on the project. Visits to restaurants with international cuisines, dance, theatre and places relevant to the topical projects were undoubtedly an eye-opener for our students. Rally on streets was a distinct hands-on experience for them. Chatting online, exchange of international mails, pictures and text enabled students to interact on an international platform. Guest lectures were a welcome digression from mere bookish knowledge. Answers to questionnaires’, preparation of charts, scrap books, exhibits and models were enriching, educational experiences. There was a tremendous upgradation of knowledge and teaching expertise for the teachers as well. Parents’ evaluation showed how involved they were in supporting the school and helping their children in the process. Our school has a strong conviction in activity based education and child centered curriculum. Hence it toils with projects anew when given an opportunity. The International School Award has indeed been a rewarding sojourn for Carmel High School.

Bangalore, Karnataka

Tel: 91-80-23 227015 carmelit1968 @gmail.com

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ISA Achievers - EAST INDIA Congratulations to all the winning schools

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DAV School Durgapur DBMS English School Kendriya Vidyalaya Kerala Samajam Model School La Martinere for Girls Sai International School Sanskriti, the Gurukul Vivekananda Mission School

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Once experienced, twice encouraged

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Our first tryst with ISA happened in 2005 with our school being among the 22 schools across the country that received ISA 2006-2009. We started on our second ISA journey in 2009 with yet another highly ambitious action plan that included 16 projects involving students from 4 yrs to 17 yrs. The projects were selected keeping in mind the need for inculcating global awareness and sensitivity about global issues. The diversity of activities entrenched in the curriculum made the journey exciting. The sole aim of our students was to research, recreate and present the information (collected from diverse sources) creatively. Working collaboratively with our UK partner school further ensured that there was an international perspective in our work. Students of Threshfield Primary School and our school made paintings on International Friendship Day and these were exhibited in their local areas. Glad tidings that we had received the ISA accreditation earlier added to our determination to empower our students to partake of the richness and diversity of world cultures.

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-712-2 581742 cpschool@re diffmail.com

Mrs Kana Roychaudhuri Principal

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Centre Point School

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Tel: +91-712-2 684123 cpswn@redif f.com

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We started with a bit of pessimism as far as response from overseas schools was concerned and were therefore pleasantly surprised when our partner school did respond, and that too very enthusiastically. Work for ISA was spaced out and more detailed planning was done to avoid haste while meeting the deadlines. However, the learning value has been nonetheless than our last time’s journey. The young students of our school amazed their teachers, parents and ISA coordinators with their enthusiastic response to global issues related to environment. The older students more than lived up to our expectations in their matured and responsible dealing of global issues which ranged from garbage disposal to Booker Prize winners. This time’s ISA journey has been much more smooth-sailing than what it was in 2006. After having done it once earlier, we became wiser and tried not to repeat our mistakes such as developing a bulky dossier, going overboard with certain activities, getting perturbed on not getting the desired response from our partner school, last minute rush and umpteen others. So how did we overcome these problems this time, one would ask. Thumb rule: plan well ahead and keep a back-up plan ready. Bulky dossier? Use more computer print-outs and less handmade paper with hand-written articles. Frequent meetings with the teachers prevented the surging enthusiasm from going overboard. We as teachers learnt not to underestimate the potential of the children (which includes students of our school, Farndon Primary School, Chester and Heathside School, Surrey).

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A taste of the globalising world

(Malad) ISA has been an enriching experience and a journey of discovery of varied international flavours, a journey which has helped the teachers and students to understand global perspectives about issues while retaining interest in our own values and cultures. The programme has provided us an opportunity to take learning out of the confines of the classroom on and has enhanced our understanding of the multi-cultural world. The regular communication with partner schools abroad helped us to interact with students and educators from different countries. By connecting online with the partner schools, our students broadened their outlook and gained rich experience. The rich array of activities only ensured that the students got a taste of globalisation through ‘learning by doing’ method. After the initial phase of doubt and anxiety, the zeal and enthusiasm of the teachers and students scaled to its pinnacle and every corner of the school buzzed with excitement during the activity. The ‘colossal’ task materialising into a magnificent dossier was thoroughly enjoyed. The Award itself signifies that it is not an end but only a beginning of a beautiful journey across the world.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 8835014 contactmalad @children-aca demy.org

Mr Rohan Bhat Principal

WEST INDIA

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Chiranjeev Bharati

A well-structured framework of action

Our journey began with the special assembly on World Health Organization Day. The junior school teachers enthusiastically searched for partner schools and were lucky to receive quick responses from St. John’s international School, Bangkok and Otterham School, Scotland. Our school has been taking part in various other international projects but ISA was something unique. We had to define strategies to achieve our aim and constantly remind the teachers and students about the course of action and the deadlines. The experience of this exciting journey has motivated us to plunge further into the international arena to expose our students in order for them to become truly international citizens by understanding and appreciating diverse cultures and education systems.

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A sea change in the teaching-learning process Working for the International School Award has been an enriching experience. We integrated our action plan within our curriculum so as to provide sufficient time and scope to carry out the activities systematically. Some activities were merged with the inter-house activities conducted every Saturday afternoon. Teachers and students were always on their toes gathering information, displaying charts, arranging soft boards, planning field trips and communicating with their peers and acquaintances in other countries of the world. Students and teachers were engaged in exchanging views, learning about new cultures, languages and traditions of their counterparts in other parts of the world. The students were made aware of the need to stretch beyond the boundaries of their country and develop a broader perspective about things around them. In the process, we have discovered how interesting and enjoyable learning can be made to students if multifarious activities are included in the curriculum.

Kodagu, Karn a

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Tel: 91-8274 -247011 / 24 7881 cops@sanch arnet.in

Prof M.D. Nanjunda Principal

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Crescent School

A new way to experience the world

“Learn to communicate and share to learn� - with this vision in mind, we started working for International School Award. It truly gave us an international dimension right from the time we started preparing the action plan till the completion of the projects. The teachers and the students were able to get a taste of internationalism in the teaching and learning process. ISA also provided an opportunity to teachers to try out new teaching methodologies and provided an interactive learning tool for the students. Both the teachers and students really enjoyed their experiences with teachers and children of various other countries. ISA as a model method has become a part of our regular curriculum and every department in the school has been instructed to do one such project, once in a year.

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Tel: 91-44-27 50350 info@cresce ntschool.net

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Global citizenship through international dimension Having already experienced the excitement of winning this prestigious award, we can say that the ISA journey was yet again an enriching experience for the DAVIANS. It led us to instill a sense of global responsibility in our pupils and the teaching faculty. Embedding international projects in the curriculum proved a very effective approach to widening participation. In fact when students know that their work will be viewed by friends from around the world rather than just being marked or evaluated by teachers, the end result has a spectacular effect on the quality and the standards. Working together with our partner schools in USA, UK & Canada on comparative folklore, folkdances, exchanging letters, e-mails, creating art work and instrumental music gave our pupils authentic experiences. International partnerships helped in raising the standards and by providing a bigger audience & context for young people‘s work. The collaborative activities done by both teachers and the students helped them understand the relevance of global education. The ISA journey not only widened the horizons of the students but also enabled the teachers to enrich their professional acumen.

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DAV Model School (Durgapur)

Adding new perspectives to Education

The ISA programme provided an enriching experience that broke the monotony in the curriculum through myriad activities based on the school syllabi yet reflecting an international dimension. Building bridges across the world with other schools in the UK, US, Uganda, Brazil, Russia was an absorbing and enthralling task. This journey touched every subject and attempted to explore and increase our knowledge of other cultures, traditions and practices, besides teaching one to be appreciative of other cultures. As educationists, we could to a certain extent bring the “shrinking world� into the classroom. Both teachers and students worked on various projects which was an enjoyable experience. It instilled a sense of great team spirit and co-operation among the staff and students. It helped to understand the dynamics of interdependence within a shrinking global village. Our sincerest thanks and regards to British Council for its wonderful endeavour.

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In quest of a borderless world The ISA challenge came as a breath of fresh air into our school’s existing curriculum and brought with it, a new approach to learning. Everyone experienced a heady sense of pride with each small success which ultimately led to an even bigger success. Once our action plan was approved, apprehension and consternation did prevail in the beginning, but with constant encouragement from our respected principal, we kept surging forward. Every topic in the action plan started getting life and made the teachers and students realise that there is indeed more to education. We experienced pride when our friends from Wales and Corus visited our school and shared their bounty of knowledge with us and also picked up our values and culture. Our students had the wonderful opportunity to interact on the net with their counterparts from countries as far flung in the globe as Ghana in Africa, Savannah and Decorah in U.S.A, Sunderland in England and Brazil in South America. Our heartfelt thanks to the British Council for the invitation to participate in this journey!

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Mrs Rajni Shekhar Principal

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Deccan International School

A voyage of learning at every step The journey is more memorable than the destination but with ISA, we’ve found both to be equally memorable. The class activities for the academic year were planned as per the approved action plan. With a myriad of activities taking place at school, planning, organizing, and implementing gradually started taking shape. Students gathered a wealth of knowledge by listening to guest speakers, interacting with visitors and from the trips out of school. The journey which began with the Dossier as the destination, evolved as a voyage wherein learning happened at each step. While students amassed a wealth of information, teachers increased their knowledge base not just about the topic but also about the way children learn. ISA brought out the innate quality of team work too among students and teachers alike. A sense of belonging and goodwill spread among the parent community as they worked in tandem with the school. Cheers and kudos ISA, for having touched all stakeholders of the school through this award.

Bangalore, Karnataka

Tel: 91-80-26 393704 disblr2003@ gmail.com

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Bangalore, Karnataka

Tel: 91-80-26 668581/ 26668582 south@dpsb

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Mrs Manju Sharma Principal

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Delhi Public School Panipat Refinery

Painting a rainbow of international activities

The ISA journey is indeed, the most appropriate way to personify the experience of integrating international dimension in our curriculum! The journey to square the circle began the very day when we received an invitation from the British Council for the prestigious International School Award. The activities met the learning objectives in a fun and informative way. What’s immensely satisfying is the impact of these activities which not only informed and entertained, but more importantly, provoked thoughts, opinions and reactions - at times appreciative of some laudable human efforts, at times outraged over injustice, but at all times displaying an understanding and acceptance of other people and their ways of life. In fact, ISA sufficed the role of a powerful tool to brace up to the challenges posed by globalisation. The journey was a challenge, an adventure for everybody who was involved for students, teachers and parents-directly or indirectly all of whom responded enthusiastically.

Panipat, Hary ana dpspanipat @yahoo.co.in

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A skilful exploitation of a great opportunity The ISA journey, which began in June 2009, has been a cornerstone for change in our school. It provided a tremendous international exposure to the school. It helped the students and teachers to explore their strengths and challenges. It also encouraged team work between teachers and students. They gained confidence and higher sense of self esteem. The exchange of ideas with other countries has brought about a revolution for the school. As the ISA activities gained momentum, it gave classroom teaching a new dimension and invigorated it with international perspectives. The students and teachers skillfully exploited the opportunity to give the curriculum a fresh outlook. It was a great learning experience for everyone involved. ISA activities undeniably brought in a broader approach and a universal outlook to the curriculum. Looking back at the year that passed by, we can speak volumes about the satisfaction, contentment, and confidence we gathered conducting the ISA activities.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: 91-80-26 668581/ 26668582 south@dpsb angalore.net

Ms. Meenakshi Kilpady Principal

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Dr M. Ramanna Shetty Memorial Eng Med School

A new dimension for a rural school

It was a great moment for our school to get on the ISA journey and explore learning across the world. Bringing global learning to the classroom was definitely a great challenge for a rural school like ours. Working on 11 projects with a range of international activities seemed like a Herculean task. But our team of dedicated teachers, enthusiastic students and energetic parents made this task exciting and enjoyable. Students and teachers got the opportunity to express their latent talents. They interacted with their counterparts in UK, USA, Australia, Singapore and UAE and exchanged ideas through email. The topics chosen for ISA helped in increasing awareness and were generally joyful experiences. Working for ISA has helped us enrich our curriculum with a global dimension and to build team spirit and creativity within the school. Our heartfelt thanks to Samyuktha Balakrishnan from the British Council for guiding us throughout this venture!

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A grand opportunity to think global, become global It was an enriching journey that spurred the entire school community on an exploration to rediscover the power of internationalism, cooperation and collaborative efforts to make this world come closer as one global village. The drafting of the international policy and action plan flagged off a journey which had its own success story to script. The implementation of the action plan was a grand opportunity for the school community for expanding horizons and redefining roles in addressing the global issues to become the emissaries of a better world. It promoted a non-judgmental approach inculcating respect for the diversities in cultures. Establishing links with partner schools, learning the recipes of tempting international cuisines and holding special assemblies to observe international days really made internationalism percolate in the school curriculum, adding a new dimension to it. Completing the dossier has given further impetus to internationalism, endorsing our commitment to the noble cause of building a global community with enlightened sensibilities to safeguard the interests of humankind.

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Mr Anand S. Saraswat Principal

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GMI Girls School

Discovering a new way of teaching-learning

Implementing ISA in our school was quite stimulating for us. It took us a while to understand the actual project and work towards it. We held separate meetings with the teachers and students to discuss the projects. We also tried to overcome the lack of infrastructure in school. Although we faced some difficulties, we were enthusiastic about it and wanted to complete it successfully. The students were guided to make charts and do other work related to the projects. After the completion of the projects, the school organised an exhibition of the ISA projects on 26 January. The projects were presented effectively through charts, games, dance and drama. All the visitors and parents appreciated the hard work of the students. It was a jubilant moment for the students! The school also gained by participating in ISA by discovering the hidden talents of the students. Working on the programme was a very different experience altogether.

Pune, Mahara

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Mrs Aparna Palande

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Creating more enthusiasm for learning ISA was first introduced in our school in 2005-06 and since then our teaching methodology and perception of the subjects has undergone a sea change. With the world fast becoming a global village it has become imperative for us (teachers and students) to think and act as global citizens. The Internet has thrown open a flood of information and this explosion of knowledge has swamped the world. We carefully selected topics which we felt would have an immediate impact and lasting significance for our children. Each of the topics involved a number of activities and the challenge was to fit these into our curriculum within a limited time frame. The enthusiasm of the teachers and students made this seemingly daunting task possible. What was particularly rewarding was the joy with which our young learners participated in them. Surprisingly they come out with newer ideas and their enthusiasm was truly contagious. Parents were equally encouraging in their response to these activities, lending their whole hearted support whenever needed.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 3693063 gbms@mtnl.n et.in

Ms Merlyn Amin Principal

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Greenlawns High School

An engaging and memorable experience

The plethora of activities as part of ISA has been rewarding for our school. Right from the initial brainstorming by the staff till the implementation of the activities by the students, it has been an enriching experience for our school. The staff thought of some original and ambitious ideas and briefed the students in an interactive session. The students also offered suggestions based on their previous experience in the year 2005 when they had participated in ISA. The sweep of skills that curriculum activities tested was broad. Some students, inspired by Hussain, painted tirelessly while several others devotedly composed poems and enthusiastically enacted skits. The dance performances were also outstanding because the students were energetic. The students were great spectators and listened intently to folk tales and facts from remote corners of the world. To sum up, the entire experience was beneficial for those who participated in it wholeheartedly.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22- 2 3671408 glsbpr@vsnl.n et

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A welcome change in our school The ISA programme was a welcome change in our campus. The programme equipped our students to look further than the prescribed text and beyond the set boundaries in the regular curriculum . The ISA activities were met with equal enthusiasm from all quarters – teachers, students and parents. The activities chosen had a lot of variety ranging from pet care to international cuisines. Pet Care was a very special project since we were able to interact with our neighbourhood through our anti-rabies vaccination camp. Our parents also actively contributed by helping us in gathering relevant information from different countries. The feedback we received for each activity was overwhelming and satisfying. The programme has helped us immensely in reinforcing our efforts to keep an international outlook while planning activities suitable for our curriculum. Kudos to the vision of British Council for promoting and encouraging the integration of internationalism into the school curriculum!

Kochi, Kerala

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Mrs Jayaprabha Pradeep Principal

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An adventurous journey - bumpy but exciting

Gurukul

The ISA journey began with excitement and apprehension. Excitement, as it was a new dimension to explore and, apprehension, as it was our first step towards inclusion of internationalism in curriculum. Formulating the Action Plan based on the guidelines and examples provided by the British Council was easy. Since, we wanted our activities to be spread across the globe, we chose countries like Greenland, Sudan, Antarctica, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Denmark etc. We faced challenges while establishing links. We looked for alternatives by contacting acquaintances, friends, ex-students living abroad and parents who had visited the countries mentioned in the plan. Students are not allowed access to the internet and therefore, contact with links was made by the teachers. Some students collected information through net-chat, under the guidance of their parents. All in all, it was an enjoyable journey on the camel’s back - extended, bumpy, exciting and adventurous.

Pune, Mahara

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Tel: +91-20-2 5561421 gurukulpune principal@gm ail. com

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Congratulations to all the winning schools Ahlcon International School Amity International School (Gurgaon, Sec.46) Amity International School (Noida) Amity International School (Pushp Vihar) Amity International School (Gurgaon, Sec.43) Amity International School (Vasundhara) Bal Bharati Public School (Dwarka) Bal Bharati Public School (Rohini) Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram Bluebells International School Chiranjeev Bharati DAV International School Delhi Public School Panipat Refinery Gail DAV Public School Indirapuram Public School Indraprastha International School Indraprastha World School K R Mangalam World School (Vikas Puri) Lotus Valley School Mayoor School (Noida) Police DAV Public School Rukmini Devi Public School Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls St Mary’s School The Indian Heights School The Sagar School Unison World School

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The international perspective was brought into the curriculum of each class and the students also worked enthusiastically when they learnt that their work would be shared with other schools across the globe or displayed on different websites. ISA gave them an opportunity to use their talents while exploring different cultures and gave them a chance to experience the world without actually travelling. These activities also made their lessons more interesting and made the learning process easier. ISA has helped us in making friends whom we have never met personally - Chris Lewynn from rafi.ki.com, Michael Golden from epals, Zeyneb and Mehmet from Turkey. Aideenhills from UK and Ovidu from Romania continue to share their school activities even now! Each teacher has played a significant role in the school’s journey through ISA. I am grateful to our ISA Committee members Himali for adding colour and beauty to all the activities, Manish for making collages of pictures and being very patient with me, Farhahnaaz for doing the write-ups on the activities, and to our Principal for having immense faith in me and entrusting the responsibility of ISA coordination to me.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 2816980 info@hvbacad emy.com

Dr (Mrs) C.R. Pathak Principal

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Indirapuram Public School

Keeping the final destination firmly in mind

With “Glocalisation� (global + local) as our desired end state, we decided to join the ISA. We realised that it would be most ideal if we could head in the direction where our students could be completely at ease in an international environment, growing to be responsible global citizens and indeed, leaders of tomorrow. We took the decision to involve as many students of our school as possible. We observed a large number of international days, spending each such day mulling over its significance in detail. Such knowledge imbibed bit by bit over a year, has resulted in all our students having understood the nuances of several issues which affect people the world over. We also conducted a number of events and seminars in the school, inviting also students and teachers of other schools in the vicinity to attend. One of the activities we conducted and which most excited the minds of our students was an exchange of artifacts between us and our partner schools abroad. Global Gateway helped us initiate the project jointly with six schools across UK, Kenya, Turkey and France. Overall, the journey has been interesting, eventful, fruitful and a rewarding one!

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A step towards making students world citizens Through ISA the students not only had an exposure to the cultures of the other countries, but also a better understanding of their own culture. It was a step towards making our students world citizens who can feel comfortable in any part of the world. A majority of our students were involved in this year-round international project. This made them understand and value the similarities between people elsewhere and learn to accept diversity. This experience promoted a better intercultural understanding and through shared learning young people learned to rise above various prejudices and inhibitions. ISA has provided the much-needed cosmopolitan dimension to the curriculum and made it relevant and real for the students. It also opened up global issues through History, Geography, Economics and Sciences and at the same time brought in different viewpoints and opinions from the people. ISA has opened up a whole new world of excitement and exuberance, and has proved to be an enlightening and enriching experience for our students, teachers and parents alike.

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Indraprastha World School

A truly memorable and an exhilarating experience The entire experience was like churning of the learning process to extract the nectar of knowledge. It was an attempt to incorporate the spirit and vision of ISA by fostering an international dimension to school education which is well aligned with the school’s policy of international learning transcending boundaries. Each day was a celebration of meaningful, structured, fun filled and holistic learning encompassing mass participation of students, staff members, parents and distinguished members of the community. This journey further strengthened our initiative of cooperative learning. ‘Caring and Sharing’ became the hallmark of the school’s endeavours. Understanding, awareness, collaboration, action and a positive spirit was evident within the school during the implementation of ISA. Encouraged by a very positive experience of his visit to our school, the Deputy Head of our UK partner school has launched an interactive website in collaboration with our school.

New Delhi

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ISA gave wings to students’ talents The success of ISA is the culmination of dedicated hard work of the entire team guided at every step by the Principal. It was a great learning experience for the students as well as the staff wherein we steered our way through the never ending ocean of knowledge and experience. ‘Flat Stanley’ brought in lots of excitement among children. Everyone enjoyed reading letters brought by Stanley from UK and Canada. Flat Stanley stayed with us for about four months visiting Singapore, various homes, attending school, classes and various activities. ELanguages and epals were two sites which provided great help in establishing international links. We established link with some of the students of Cheltenham School in Australia and they became our partners for three projects for different age groups. Performing various activities gave students wings to their talents, a sense of responsibility to meet the deadlines and helped them to realise their true potentials. Developing relationships across the globe was quite exciting and has greatly changed our perspective. We are indeed thankful to the British Council for this wonderful platform to develop children as global citizens and we look forward to more such opportunities.

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Mrs Meenu Kanwar Principal

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Kendriya Vidyalaya

A poetic tribute to a fantastic experience

It was definitely a bright sunny morning when our school received the invitation to participate in the International School Award. It seemed a very tough but interesting and challenging task. Groups of teachers and students were allotted projects and we all set out to work. The ever smiling, cooperative Mrigank Mukherjee was always forth coming with his guidance throughout the time of this project. After our action plan was approved we needed the support and cooperation of all the trees, the teachers whose shade was important, my young friends, the students, whose unending energy we wanted and of course the strong support of the gardener, our Principal. During the process we shared a lot of information and work with the schools around the globe through Global Gateway website. Watching the young saplings add new bright green leaves (the enthusiastic children) was a unique experience. The objective feedback from parents helped us survive the hot and stormy days. Well the seedling has survived and flourished‌in the form of successful accreditation!

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Belonging to ‘world-class’ The ISA project has been a milestone in the life of teachers and students at our school. The journey, which appeared difficult and unreachable, became an expedition of joy and discovery for us. This project has been an excellent vehicle to enhance and enrich the day to day curriculum taught across a range of subjects by adding an international flavour to it. We devised numerous activities illustrating the importance of Yoga, Music, Fruits, Water, Fabrics and the only slogan that makes humanity survive, ‘Live, Love and Learn’. What was most heartening to observe was the inculcation of values of teamwork and responsibility among students. Adequate research-based work, project oriented learning, exploring creativity and establishing contacts with our partner schools were all delightful experiences. With our partner teachers from Wales we learnt to appreciate and value the differences and similarities amongst us. Our ISA dossier stands as a colourful, comprehensive evidence of our year long ISA journey. This experience has enhanced our confidence in the fact that we too belong to the ‘world class’ and that we are constantly walking towards a new goal of global dimension.

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Khadki Education Socy’s Eng Med School

Striving for success despite challenging circumstances

Pune, Mahara

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Tel: +91-22-2 5821365 p.anturkar@re diffmail.com

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Initially we faced challenges in carrying out the projects as our students are young, in the age group of 3 years to 7 years. Moreover, most of these children belong to the families from slums, the parents are uneducated and there are language related problems. We were able to guide the children by explaining them exactly the kind of work that was required, to use the Internet and to understand various activities by showing them different movies. We organised fashion show wherein the children dressed in traditional costumes of various countries. They even collected national flags and stamps of various countries, national animals, sports, houses etc. of these countries. The students gradually developed more and more interest in all international activities and other projects that involved international dimension. Teachers also put in a lot of efforts to carry out these activities. We organised a small exhibition in the month of February this year, where in the projects done by the students were demonstrated and displayed to the parents. This exhibition was also covered by the local newspaper Lokmat. We want to continue working on this project by including global issues in our curriculum, by helping our students becoming aware of rich and diverse cultures of various countries and develop global links with schools from other countries

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Enriching experience for students and teachers ISA was a great learning experience transcending political and geographical boundaries for students and teachers. Under the guidance of our Principal, we organised various activities, workshops, exchange programs and interactions in the course of the year with friends and partner schools of various countries. It was an enriching experience for students as they studied art and culture through various projects taken from their curriculum in partnership with students on a global platform. Bonds of friendship were established that will continue to live long after the activities are done. Within the classroom walls it developed soft skills like better team work, inter-personal relationships, organisational skills and unfolding of latent talents among students leading to an allround growth in personality, the very objective of education. ISA has encouraged the use of upgraded technology in the teaching learning process. Extensive communication through email, downloading information and uploading pictures for partnership activities has now become a regular feature of the students’ learning process.

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Spreading wings to explore the world

Lotus School Ahmedabad,

Each day was challenging and exciting. The entire school got into an ‘ISA mood’ and the projects gave impetus to creativity and ingenuity of the students. What seemed like a Herculean task soon became a joyful journey. It added enthusiasm to all our school activities. The students shared how the activities excited their imagination and satisfied their curiosity about the world. They came out of their shells and participated without any inhibitions. This was very satisfying as the students rarely volunteer to share the platform with teachers, and usually do not get the opportunity to display the best of their talents. The ISA experience helped the students to transcend from the textbooks and reach out to the world. We have realised that we are the inhabitants of global village and the political boundaries have only geographical relevance. We look forward to carrying forward our saga of internationalism in the years to come, thus enriching our learning and teaching process, spreading our wings and going beyond the confines of the classroom.

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A journey that has just begun The ISA journey was an expedition of discovery for all of us. When the idea was discussed with the staff, there was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm at the prospect of implementing programmes and taking initiatives with international dimension. We had visitors from the UK, Germany and Korea coming into our institution in connection with the projects. Executing the Action Plan was tough but it was very fulfilling as we watched our students make new discoveries each day. The task of compiling the dossier as evidence of the work done was another unforgettable experience. It was stressful, no doubt, but in the end we found that we had developed an excellent team spirit amongst us. It has been a wonderful experience to be part of ISA and indeed one to cherish and remember. For us here at Lotus Valley the journey towards internationalism has not ended but only just begun: after all, the end of one journey is always the beginning of a new one!

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Mahatma Montessori Matric.Higher Sec. School

In line with the school’s vision In keeping with the motto of our school ‘WORLD ONE FAMILY’, we took up the ISA programme with great zeal. Our humble effort has succeeded in kindling an interest among one students to set out on a journey of internationalism. Planning, processing and completing the ISA activities agreed as per the action plan has has helped us bring in a global dimension in the curriculum and has encouraged creativity and development of organisational skills of everyone involved in this programme. The entire exercise has opened many avenues for our students and we are content that we have accomplished this great task with strength and perseverance. The credit goes to the British Council for giving us a platform to relish internationalism and through ISA realise the school’s own theme for the year 2009-10.

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Overcoming challenges along the way We started our ISA journey with anxiety, but once we got going there was no looking back for us. The determination to complete the project by all means geared us into positive action. One of the challenges we faced was having limited students to take part in the activities under various topics. To meet this challenge we used a cross-class approach, where we involved students flexibly as per the requirement of the activity. Another huge challenge was getting information from link schools. We received timely help from ThinkQuest, which enabled teachers and students to interact with the member schools from across 43 countries. The end of this journey is the beginning of our new mission, going global. We would like to see our students, the promising citizens of future India soaring high with internationalism on top of their mind.

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Mayoor School

Small steps towards a global perspective

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This journey has expanded the vision of both the students and the teachers and has enabled us to appreciate oneness among human race. It has given the students the opportunity to connect with the world and have a new perspective of the world. Activities like ‘comparing life styles of different countries’ raised thought provoking issues and made the students draw parallels and develop a wider outlook. It helped them examine the similarities in thought and actions between dissimilar individuals and cultures. Tracing the similarities between languages was fascinating. The similarities between words and also the way vowels were written in English, Sanskrit and German was just amazing! Activities like ‘Endangered Species’, ‘Native Plants’ and ‘Global Warming’ sensitised students and motivated them to do comprehensive research work into the causes and impact of the environment being threatened. Celebrating harvest festivals of different countries generated awareness about the culture, food, clothes of these countries among one and all. ISA mobilized and motivated teachers to work in teams to achieve the desired results. It has helped in bringing in new ideas and innovativeness in teaching and learning.

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An unforgettable experience for everyone

An initial spark lit during the ISA Briefing Meeting organised by the British Council re-kindled in the hearts of all when we introduced ISA to the rest of our school. The teachers supported by the Principal and the ISA Coordinator tapped the talents of the students, who responded whole heartedly. A peep into the world at large through the Internet made us enthusiastic, eager and curious to know and learn more. We put together our mental, spiritual and physical energies to deal with the difficulties that we faced. Our class activities, assemblies, field trips, exhibitions, guest speakers from abroad, preparation of charts and models, skits and songs have given us an unforgettable experience which will be cherished by one and all. Students have gained global trends in education by interacting directly with international visitors and through web chat. The programme has inculcated a thirst for knowledge among the teachers. Thanks to the British Council for this opportunity.

Mangalore, Karnataka

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Creating a mini-world in the school The interesting activities in the project ‘Evolution of Toys’ became a feast for the eyes and true learning experiences for our charged up team of students and teachers of Std I & II.

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One fine day a youth of Class VI entered my office in a sombrero hat and a poncho to invite me to the Food Fiesta. He spoke in Spanish and entreated that I visit his Mexican food stall. At the fiesta, cash and currency coupons of the various countries eagerly changed hands. The invited international guests were appreciative of the authenticity of the cuisine, the dresses the students wore and the learning that took place. In another part of the School, dices were rolled and pawns were moved on chartered routes to medieval places. Indeed an interesting method of learning trade routes! Parents and guests from Germany looked through the treasure box of products that were traded on the Silk Route. The adventurers would have loved to lay their hands on such detailed travelogues written by the students. Project ‘Heal the World’ truly had a calming effect. We first got our accreditation in 2005-06. Over the three years we worked relentlessly on a number of international projects in keeping with the international ethos of our school. Our previous experience and the support provided by the British Council were invaluable. In the spirit of the familiar saying, “It’s the going, not the getting there, that matters”, is true of Navrachana’s ISA journey.

Ms Bijoya Baksi Principal

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Police DAV Public School

A systematic channelisation of international activities

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This vision and the commendable work already undertaken by British Council motivated us to experience and gain from the enriching journey of ISA. Although we had already developed links with schools beyond borders, the activities which were earlier undertaken as a wild wind’s course adopted a planned and marked channelization. A feeling of exhilaration floated around and the school resonated with multiple activities. The framing and implementation of various modules encompassing all spheres of school curriculum right from conceptualising, implementing, collecting and especially documenting is now an integral part of our system. No doubt, there were at times stumbling blocks - a dense haze encompassed ‘what and ‘how’ during the planning phase or restructuring the curriculum, or when response was not satisfactory, but that did not lower our perseverance and persistence level. It was really an enriching and joyful experience. Our students are independent, emphatic, more research oriented, armed with new skill sets at par with global standards and showcase innovative thinking and learning. In fact it has been a life long learning for each stakeholder and member of the school. The impact has been imprinted on our hearts, minds and souls and will last till eternity…

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Rajagiri Public School

The world became our family ISA opened up new vistas for our school. The experience of exchanging information with friends and visitors from abroad was truly unique. We were with Kathleen (USA) in her pain when she mentioned the Vietnam War; we felt emotionally connected to Phil (Guyana) who spoke about the Indian community there; we reminisced about days gone by when Marjory (UK) spoke about the Maypole dance of England; we shared with Julia(USA) her concern for the environment; we cheered as the Sri Lankans swept us off our feet with their wonderful cultural performances; we felt indebted to Barbara (Belgium) who put in painstaking effort to research about Belgium and share it with us; we whole heartedly welcomed the Singaporeans into our midst and unabashedly screamed Ni Hao on Chinese New Year Day celebrations in the school. The ISA activity has changed our perceptions. We have internalised the real meaning of internationalism. Learning was never so different, so deeply entrenched yet so much fun!

Kochi, Kerala

Tel: 91-484-4 111202 rajagirips@ya hoo.co.in

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RIMS International School

A complete sense of achievement As Vince Lombardi says, “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.� Looking back, this was the predominant assertion that kept RIMS assiduous, engrossed and optimistic towards its goals. The ISA experience was full of challenges, excitements, and spontaneity. After having received the accreditation successfully, we feel our every effort has been paid in oodles.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22- 2 6132706 principal@rim s.ac.in

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Rizvi Springfield School

Classroom teaching gets a makeover As a result of their participation in ISA, the students have started understanding the importance of keeping themselves abreast of current affairs and the historical, social, geographical heritage of the countries across the world. ISA project activities have brought the whole world in the periphery of their classroom. Formerly, teaching was confined to the school syllabus. ISA generated the curiosity among the teachers to browse and co-relate this knowledge about the countries studied and subsequently disseminate to the students. It was a kind of change in teaching away from the text book yet supplementing & enriching the syllabus. Our school reverberated with a lot of excitement with foreign visitors visiting for project related activities. The integration of ISA with the curriculum turned around the monotonous activities into more meaningful, fun-filled, enriching & worthwhile tasks.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Congratulations to all the winning schools Alpha Matriculation School Carmel High School Coorg Public School Crescent School Deccan International School Delhi Public School Bangalore - South Dr. M. Ramanna Shetty Memorial English Medium High School Gregorian Public School Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School Mahindra World School Mount Carmel Central School Rajagiri Public School Sishu Griha Montessori & High School Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matriculation Higher Secondary School St. Theresa’s School Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School The Hindu Senior Secondary School The Velammal International School

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Rukmini Devi Public School

Making internationalism relevant to the curriculum Being on this journey for the second time, we were quite comfortable with its process & procedures. The ISA briefing & mid-term follow up sessions provided an excellent opportunity to all involved in sharing experiences and different perspectives. We incorporated different activities in our curriculum from the onset of new academic session. The final, complete and comprehensive outcome speaks of the voluminous work on the part of school staff and students and has given an impetus to our school’s mission of integrating both national and international dimension in the school curriculum. While working for ISA, the process has got almost integrated in the school fabric – our school will continue to accommodate all these activities in the curriculum owing to their far reaching, highly productive and beneficial results for staff and students. To say the least, these activities have ushered our students to the new dimension of international nature in the true sense of its meaning.

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Ryan International School

Successful team working helps overcome challenges

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The ISA journey was not only educational but also adventurous. At the beginning we were a bit nervous, but as we started to explore the journey became enjoyable. At the end it was not only fulfilling, but hugely enriching as well. ISA gave us the unique opportunity to open up new vistas for learning in our school. It made us realise the importance of coordinated team work to overcome challenges. The experience provoked us to explore unknown new territories and bring the world closer to the classroom. Sharing of learning along with dissemination of knowledge were some of the highlights of our journey. The ISA journey has been highly rewarding - it broadened our understanding and respect for the global community. Each and every activity, be it global warming, conservation of natural resources, terrorism etc., made our belief stronger that we, as an team, can contribute significantly to make the world a better place to live.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 8708866 riskandivli@g mail.com

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Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls

Celebration of diversity of cultures and perspectives ISA inspired us to work together and learn along with international schools. It encouraged our students to use diverse communication channels to exchange ideas, information and thoughts with our partner school abroad. With ISA we explored dimensions beyond the text book as our students were exposed to a wide range of activities ranging from culture, environment, music, art, books and much more. Students become conscious of their belongingness, contribution and responsibilities as members of the global community. Our efforts would now be in the direction of instilling in the students apt qualities and knowledge to bring positive changes to the wider world. For India to compete in a global economy, it is imperative that we encourage our youth to have an interest in and be informed of the world around them. It gives us immense pleasure to see ISA scaling great heights and schools across the globe coming together to celebrate the brilliant diverse cultures and working together for a harmonious future.

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Sai International School

An exhilarating experience

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In 2008, we linked with 30 British schools through video conferences and our children enjoyed sharing information about their country, locality, food, festivals, school and home life. The older children discussed topics of global warming, environment, terrorism and even the economic crisis. By the end of that academic year we were ready to add to these experiences and ISA promised all the direction and support needed in order to make our programme more effective. By May 2009, the committed team of International Affairs Coordinator, Teacher Coordinators, Student Monitors and International Club had done a remarkable job in spreading the message of the ISA and a frisson of excitement ran throughout the school. Progress of each project was documented and displayed in the dedicated ISA Gallery for all students to follow and offered the added advantage of informing parents, VIP guests and visitors to our school. An ISA Exhibition was conducted by members of the International Club who guided parents through the Gallery and gave information on each project and the same students also hosted an ISA stall at our Annual Fair and Scholar Ceremony. Long before the assessment results were announced, the team had drawn up another action plan with 26 curriculum based projects for the 2010/11 academic year using the templates and experience gained by working with the British Council!

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Sanskriti, the Gurukul

An opportunity for the world to know us better Fired with the zeal to achieve the coveted goal of ISA, our school team set itself into motion with a year long action plan. We wanted to disseminate as much information as we could about our region, the beautiful North-East India to the rest of the world and for this we chose schools from around the globe, particularly concentrating on the uniqueness of our lands. Projects on Brahmaputra and Amazon were exchanged with a school in Brazil; tales of folklore were shared with schools in the UK. Field work surveys on rainwater harvesting and water planning by our students were shared with schools in Turkey and Brazil giving them an idea that these are common global issues which need to be addressed. Overall, the ethos of the school was strengthened by this meaningful learning which brought about the global perspective. To sum it up, we can say a big THANK YOU to the British Council for opening the doors of international understanding for our young people. The ISA reinstates the fact that we must think globally but act locally in order to widen our horizon of knowledge and understanding to achieve international peace and harmony.

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Silver Bells Public School

ISA has left us with an everlasting impression We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the British Council for giving us an opportunity to present the creative work of our teachers and students at such an international platform. It was indeed a challenging and adventurous experience for the entire team working through the project - right from the planning, collection of data, filtering and finally compiling and presenting the final product, the dossier. Activities like ‘Tales from around the world’ and ‘Species from around the world’ had us absorbed and an active and zealous involvement could be seen not only from our ever enthusiastic kids and teachers but from the parents as well! The programme was a good exposure for our young people and it fuelled their creativity and brought about an enhanced use of technology. The entire activity was like wet cement that has left an everlasting impression on us and we look forward to carry out such forthcoming activities in future.

Bhavnagar, Gujarat

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Sishu Griha Montessori & High School

Linking with schools and people across the world Establishing links for international activities, compiling and presentation of the dossier in all its completeness were the challenging tasks we faced. We contacted over 100 schools across the world, of which 17 responded positively. Finally, 11 schools responded effectively through an exchange of activities. The Global Gateway website actually opened the gateway for reinforcing internationalism. We had 24 international visitors and we established over 45 international links through personal contacts. We had the unique experience of a videoconference, broadcasting on All India Radio and directing a movie. A few of our activities were put up on websites. Viewed in its entirety, the ISA journey was remarkable because it threw open wide avenues for research and exploration. It also helped to extend the hitherto laid down frontiers of education. It enhanced team spirit, IT and communication skills, and above all, reaffirmed the infallibility of group work. Good projects like this inspire us to undertake more challenging projects in the future.

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Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School

An energiser for the students and teachers We believe that the objective of ISA is to enable children to reckon with life in another part of the world and recognise similarities and celebrate differences in culture and life styles. Achieving the ISA for the second time is indeed a great achievement for each and every Sulonian, both teachers and students who contributed towards completing the international projects successfully. Like every tiny drop makes the mighty ocean, the students led by a team of skilful teachers wound their way through the school curriculum over the entire academic year and worked on different projects with partner schools from the UK as well as six other schools from other countries. An effortless effort reads like the perfect paradox to explain the sustained and focused efforts towards completion of each project! The fact that these projects were an integral part of the on-going school curriculum ensured that all children were equally involved and were exposed to a global dimension. ISA has infused a new enthusiasm and has energised us to excel and achieve many more such laurels.

Thane, Maharashtra

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Springfield High School

An year of spring season in Springfield ISA was like spring season, bringing blossoming flowers and colours. ISA gave us a real reason to celebrate internationalism and we feel we have succeeded in helping children to overcome cultural barriers. A slight apprehension from teachers initially, the activities accelerated as they realised that the project activities were really exciting. The parents’ response was highly positive as they had understood that these projects helping the kids to develop a wider perspective. The students were curious and full of enthusiasm, especially when they had to interact with the foreign visitors. The students have hopefully developed tolerance towards different cultures of the world after their interactions with the visitors of different countries. To cite a few exciting moments, the project “FLOWER” opened a wide spectrum about China, celebration of Environment Day at Carter Road brought thrilling moments and kids felt proud when the open audience encouraged and supported them. ISA has certainly been an exciting and unforgettable experience for us.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Sri Sankara Senior Sec. School

Making internationalism relevant to the curriculum In this rapidly shrinking world it is hard for any nation to exist in isolation. People cross borders for education, business and travel. Education therefore, has to enable a person to live and work in any part of the globe. With this philosophy in mind we started working for the International School Award. We formulated eleven international activities spanning subjects like English, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Biology, Biotechnology, Culture and Economics. We selected topics on current issues like Climate Change, Economic meltdown, Energy issues, Waste management and Pollution. Our teachers, parents and students were actively involved in our ISA activities. We would especially like to thank our UK partner school, Hardenhuish School for providing us first hand information on some of the topics. We also thank the British Council for its constant support and guidance.

Chennai, Tamilnadu

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Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matric. Higher Sec. School

Having a long-term school partnership helps This is our second journey of the ISA. This time around the experience was even more interesting because we had good support and encouragement from our UK partner school, The John Warner School with whom we shared a lot of information. Our involvement in Global School Partnerships (GSP) added strength to our work for ISA. The work on Railways and Wildlife was judged by our partner school. It was an enriching sharing experience. A good use of technology made the activities more interesting. Multimedia presentations, email, Internet helped students make vibrant, informative presentations. ISA has helped us discover many hidden talents. Our teachers were stunned with what the children were capable of achieving. The enthusiasm of the parents was unbelievable and the whole school buzzed with activity. We look forward to many more journeys of this kind!

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tel: 91-44- 24 488672 tvr_sanv@ya hoo.com; vidya8913@g mail.com

Mrs Kalpalatha Mohan

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St Mary’s School

Identifying the potential and vigor within the school The ISA journey was one in which the creative energies of the students and staff of St. Mary’s School came together to not just create but also to regenerate a enthusiasm and dedication that infused all projects, that made up the ISA journey, with a new found vitality. These projects provided enormous opportunities to sensitise students and augment their awareness of different cultures. Brainstorming and listening to each other took parents, students and teachers and the local community into discovering new practices, cultures and attitudes. Working on the International activities was a challenge since we had to bring skills of technology into play. We learnt to understand and look at various ways of including activities in our daily curriculum that stretched beyond cultures and boundaries. As we take newer knowledge such as e-learning, integrated learning, environments, IT- with all its cutting edge software and application to our children, we envisage our international activities as an integral part of this learning. We have ably fulfilled our stated goals and are eagerly looking forward to marching ahead towards newer horizons.

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St. Theresa’s School

A way to go together The International School Award was welcome in our school as a flower would receive the first ray of sun! The activities for the year were finalised and included contacting partner schools, collecting information, field trips and the annual exhibition, keeping in mind the overarching theme of internationalism. A lot of excitement was generated through the resource persons and guests from different countries who have became inseparable part of our memories. Our annual exhibition was a breathtaking event that resounded with the ethos of internationalism. It was a unique experience to contact schools from around the world. There was a lot of sharing of information which has expanded the knowledge of the students immensely. Each member of the ISA team worked relentlessly with enthusiasm and determination bringing about togetherness within the school.

Mangalore, Karnataka

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Turning ideas into meaningful experiences

(Andheri) ISA provided our students an opportunity to broaden their outlook beyond the prescribed curriculum. Even though the journey was hectic, it was an enriching experience which helped them cast aside their inhibitions about interacting with their international counterparts to share information. The students’ deep interest and thirst to acquire about their topics deserves appreciation. Initially we were a little apprehensive about completing all the activities in the allotted time limit, but the teachers planned, monitored and evaluated each activity on a regular basis. With their guidance and encouragement, the students rose to the occasion to accomplish the given tasks. We were fortunate to have the presence of some international visitors during some of the activities, which increased the excitement and interest amongst the students. It gave immense satisfaction to the parents to watch their children gather information about various topics through hands-on experiences. In all, the exciting journey instilled in the students a sense of team work and responsibility and the end result proved that ‘an idea isn’t worth much unless a person has the energy and ability to make it work’.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 8935594 sxhschandhe ri@gmail.com

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St Xavier’s High School

Proud to accomplish a cherished goal

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ISA has opened up new avenues to learn about the wonderful world and has helped us to revolutionise our thinking. The students, for whom ISA presented a new concept and a new format of activity, were enthusiastic participants. The teachers came up with various new ideas and concepts which helped us achieve success in our ISA venture. We used our ongoing platforms for national and international activities to deliver ISA activities such as quiz, debate, competitions related to health, hygiene, nature, etc. As is rightly said and also proven at various times that when many minds work positively towards a certain goal, their thoughts and actions surely bring victory and glory. And we indeed feel very proud and happy that with the joint efforts and hard work of our teachers and students we were able to accomplish our goal and successfully completed the ISA activity.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 8263717 sxhsborivli@ gmail.com

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An experience to cherish forever There has been a tremendous change in the outlook of the teachers towards teaching and learning. Students have been led to explore issues by using PowerPoint presentations, through group discussions, interviews, presentations by guest speakers, preparing models, charts, picture albums. The parents, the local community and NGOs like RAAC, Siruthuli, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Metropolitan and Lion’s Club were also closely involved in our project. We received good coverage from the media – The Hindu, The Indian Express, Tamil Dailies, local TV channels and Hello FM. In the previous year we had initiated partnerships with UK schools through the Global Gateway website. It was an enriching experience for students who participated in the email discussions with two UK primary schools. The technical assistance provided by our Computer Department has been invaluable. We also thank the local community for their assistance and involvement. We are very grateful to the British Council for giving us the platform to showcase the talents of our students and expertise of our teachers. We are sure that this achievement will enhance our international work and help us integrate internationalism with the curriculum.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Tel: 91-422- 2 213952 stanescbe@ya hoo.co.in

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Congratulations to all the winning schools Alegaonkar High School Alegaonkar Primary School Alphonsa School Amar Jyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya Anjuman-I-Islam’s BSK Girls’ English Medium School Avalon Heights International School Bachpan Pre-Primary & Primary School Billabong High School (Juhu) Cambridge School Centre Point School (KR) Centre Point School (WN) Children’s Academy Dr S Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya GMI Girls School Gopi Birla Memorial School Greenlawns High School Gurukul HVB Academy Khadki Education Socy’s Eng Med School Lotus School Navrachana School Rims International School Rizvi Springfield School Ryan International School (Kandivili) Silver Bells Public School Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School Springfield High School St Xavier’s High School (Borivili) St. Xavier’s High School (Andheri) The BJPC Institution The HB Kapadia New High School Zydus School for Excellence

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A cohesive effort by the school community The ISA award programme aimed at developing a vision for global learning – a step forward beyond the conventional classroom setup. We owe our success to the combined effort of the school management, the principal, staff, parents, teachers and students. Despite the initial apprehensions of establishing links with partner schools abroad, the concept was received well by the school management and others involved in the project. The students exhibited invigorating spirits by planning meticulously and executing efficiently. Some overseas visitors contributed their valuable insight on the relevant topics selected by the students. This interchange of ideas between students and visitors from abroad was a learning experience for the students. The entire experience of ISA project was memorable - last minute running around to complete the work, putting together the reports and ensuring everything is in order. The concerted efforts of our students and teachers along with the ISA Coordinator paid off well!

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tel: +91-22-2 3876080 bjpc1891@ya hoo.co.in

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Commitment to internationalism and global learning The ISA journey has not been just a process but has indeed gone a long way in enriching our curriculum, increasing international understanding, promoting international friendship, humanity and brotherhood, thus helping us to become a member of the ‘The Global Family, Our World’. On this journey we were also helped by our partnership with Wrotham Road Primary school, Kent. During the dossier completion period, the meetings and the workshops arranged by the British Council indeed worked as a catalyst in maintaining the excitement and the enthusiasm. By making international dimension a part of our school ethos we have in a true sense:

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Tel: +91-79-2 7414142 renusseth@ya hoo.com

GONE beyond boundaries, OPENED the window of the world, REACHED out to the global community,

Ms Renu Seth

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The Hindu Senior Sec. School

An international movement in the school ISA has been a fruitful and enriching experience, with the students working on various activities and celebrating internationalism in every walk of life. It got students and teachers researching to learn more about the outside world. The programme has brought out the creativity and ingenuity in every student and has helped in bringing in global dimension in the curriculum. At first the ISA activity seemed to be a Herculean task, but the enthusiasm and the willingness of the students to know more about the outside world made the it all worth the effort. This international movement could not have gained momentum without the team of teachers, students and parents. We take this opportunity to thank them. We are extremely thankful to Mrs Lalitha Sampathkumar of the Computer Science Department in helping us compile the dossier. The knowledge and experience gained will make us continue the journey of understanding the global diversity and the need for international co-operation.

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A step forward in teaching-learning process While working on the ISA, we were advised to establish links with overseas school so as to embed the global dimension in the curriculum. In the process, we became inseparable souls with our partner schools in UK, Singapore and Germany. The exchange of letters through snail mail project to Flat Stanley, E-languages, and Video Conferencing has certainly reflected the demands and opinions of social cultural issues and motivated the students to discover and reflect their perceptions and assumptions. Coming from a very different cultural background, the activities framed under the ISA action plan provided a ground for appreciating the diversity in the world. This was a great milestone and can be seen as an exchange of ideas, cultural thinking, comprehensive analysis, impartial dialogue of the situation in the social cultural strata. Students have started exchanging vocabulary of French, German and other languages. Our teachers also expressed that they all enjoyed these activities thoroughly. These activities have helped them in bringing out their potential in making the difficult concepts very easy and interesting for the students to understand. Through these activities teachers have developed and implemented innovative ideas. The teaching and learning system has taken us a step forward and has given a wider perspective involving the wider community of pupil and teachers.

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The Sagar School

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Our ISA activity began with the German Exchange Program to Albert Schweitzer Gynasium, Neckersulm in April-May 2009 and ended with the visit to Egypt at the end of the academic session. Cultural exchange with the partner schools in Germany has opened floodgates of learning experiences. Our ISA experience has also contributed to the practice of documenting the events with minute details. The return visit by German students and sharing information with them on historical, geographical and cultural aspects built bridges and the students appreciated the diversity that exists. Observing International Days and celebration of international festivals sensitized the students towards other cultures. Celebrating Korean Week with Korean food and stories, dress and dance helped the students understand and appreciate each other better. Similar pattern was followed for Africa, China and Thailand. Being a school with students from various nationalities, we benefitted by getting to know each other better. Students from other nationalities of our school were more enthusiastic to present and share their culture to everyone. It is important to mention that the support we received from the ISA division at the British Council was prompt, supportive and very encouraging throughout. It was indeed a learning experience – a spirit of internationalism, appreciation for each other and spirit of tolerance and a host of other values have been ingrained into everyone.

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Forging links with community schools across the world Looking back we can say confidently that ISA has satisfied our vision of making our students the global citizens of tomorrow. Through a range of projects on topics like climate change, cuisine, world peace, music, dance, civilizations, economic recession comparative study of mathematics the students were able to broaden their horizons. Collaborating with many Pasteur schools like Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore, Biddulph High School UK and New Town Primary School, Singapore we did a range of creative activities like poster making, presentations, debates, public speaking and group discussions. ISA has brought out creative skills of the staff and students and has contributed towards building team-sprit and leadership. ISA has acted as a springboard and has provided us the confidence to take up similar projects to keep alive the spirit of internationalism. We are deeply indebted to the British Council for providing us this opportunity which taken an international school like ours many steps ahead.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tel: 91-44-32 939326/ 32939334 info@tvis.in

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Unison World School

A sweet and sour experience Implementing a programme of this magnitude was indeed a very challenging and stimulating task. Our school is a world in itself. We have students from Korea, China, Thailand, South Africa and Nepal. Through ISA we realised that there may be variety in the languages and customs but we belong to one globe. It was an extremely motivated and dedicated team of teachers whose zeal and unstinted cooperation ensured that participation in the activities was a stimulating and enriching experience for the students. The students loved to do the activities but getting them to write/comment was an arduous task. This was made enjoyable by adding colours, making feedback forms appealing and exciting. During this exercise our students attained a sense of global responsibility and they became more sensitive toward the protection of OUR environment. Through the variety of activities we have instilled in them good ethical, ideological, social and aesthetic values which will enable them to appreciate and admire the diverse cultures of the world. As the project drew to a close it brought along with it a wealth of information and was truly an enlightening experience for one and all.

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The process is a reward in itself The involvement of our children in the ISA project was a different experience altogether. Their enthusiasm knows no bounds. So they were full of curiosity and eagerness to know about the country could learn from one another. The teachers, in spite of their busy schedule, cooperated by rendering their unstinted efforts in carrying out the projects and activities. The exposure and knowledge the teachers received, the opportunities they got to learn with the world as a classroom, the new friends that they made in foreign lands has been a reward in itself. The project provided us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase activities of the different departments of our school. If we consider our first ISA experience as a good performance, we can grade the second as better and in future aim at being the best. With this vision we are already looking forward to our third ISA!

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Zydus School for Excellence

Knowledge and learning beyond textbooks ISA was probably the best way to influence young minds and leave a positive impact about cultural diversity. Almost every single person was involved in the activities being carried on. It became a movement and we learnt the importance of globalisation, valuing cultural diversity, sharing and implementing projects. Besides developing an understanding about the cultures of different countries, the students also learnt how to work as a team to achieve the goal in consideration. At the end of the year, a marked change in students was observed. They were more inclined towards knowing about other cultures and learning beyond textbooks. We all got pulled into the interesting tug of knowledge. We also had a throng of visitors from other countries who served as cultural ambassadors and helped our students to understand the concept of cultural diversity. All in all it was a very rewarding experience and the entire school benefited from this wonderful journey of ISA.

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Tel: +91-79-2 6826799 zydusschool@ hotmail.com

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potpourri “The concept of internationalism is not new to the children of today but its implementation in a systematic manner to achieve maximum result was understood when our school participated in this scheme. Through this journey we gathered the most priceless wealth of the world Knowledge and Friends.” ISA Co-ordinator, DBMS English School, Jamshedpur “Participating in the ISA was not just about gaining a prestigious award for our portfolio. In fact, it has given us the strongest foundation to build upon in future years as we take the international dimension further. It has encouraged our teachers to be more creative and open to different teaching methods thereby providing a more holistic education to the young citizens of tomorrow’s world.” ISA Co-ordinator, Sai International School, Bhubaneshwar

“As ISA co-coordinators the experience was unique and one of a kind. It brought about awareness in us to the advantages of bringing in an international dimension to all aspects of our curriculum.” ISA Co-ordinator, The Hindu Senior Secondary School, Chennai

“I feel immensely satisfied for having this opportunity to be able to truly give an international flavour to the routine curriculum and hope that we were able to sow the seeds of inquiry for what is not native, the eagerness to explore the hitherto unknown, and to accept another culture and life while respecting it at the same time.” ISA Co-ordinator, Amity, Noida

“The making of the ISA document in itself was a quest for excellence and led us through an enrichment exercise, while affording an excellent “hands on the job” opportunity to imbibe the interdisciplinary approach to learning.” ISA Co-ordinator, Avalon Heights International School, Mumbai

“To me personally ISA brought me a lot closer to my colleagues and my students. I have learnt a lot in terms of thinking out of the box, teaching in a different way and to be an effective coordinator and more than anything a good human being.” Delhi Public School, Bangalore

“We wholeheartedly wish to commit ourselves to always strive for better international learning, understanding and sharing. We thank the British Council for giving us the privilege of participating in the scheme and give our assurance that THIS IS ONLY A BEGINNING!” ISA Co-ordinator, The HB Kapadia New High School, Ahmedabad

“The opportunity to achieve the prestigious International School Award started us out on a magnificent journey of teaching and learning where the distinction between a teacher and a learner started merging till we all had one aim - to make new discoveries, to explore our world and to broaden our minds.” ISA Co-ordinator, Bal Bharati Rohini, New Delhi

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Your ISA Contact at the British Council North India British Council Division 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg. New Delhi. 110001 t: +91-11-41497120 Anju Mehta (anju.mehta@in.britishcouncil.org)

West India British Council Division 901. One Indiabulls Centre. Elphinstone Road (West). Mumbai 400013 t: +91-22-67486722 Chetan Mehta (chetan.mehta@in.britishcouncil.org)

East India British Council Division L&T Chambers. I Floor. 16 Camac Street. Kolkata. 700017 t: +91-33-40074342 MrigankMouli Mukherjee (mrigankmouli.mukherjee@in.britishcouncil.org)

South India British Council Division 737 Anna Salai. Chennai. 600002 t: +91-44-42050629 Samyuktha Balakrishnan (samyuktha.balakrishnan@in.britishcouncil.org) Have a query? Contact us at connecting.classrooms@in.britishcouncil.org

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ISA Brochure 2009-10  

ISA Brochure 2009-10

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