Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The British Council In partnership with the Ministry of Education Hail the Success of 36 Egyptian Schools

Cairo, 15 September 2015 – The Ministry of Education and the British Council gather today to honour 36 schools in recognition of their outstanding work in bringing the wider world into the classroom during a high-profile ceremony held at Safir- Dokki Hotel.These schools are part of the yearly growing number of participating schools in the International School Award (ISA).

Launched in the UK in 1999, the International School Award was introduced in Egypt in 2007 to include large number of schools nationwide under the Ministry of Education and the British Council Egypt’s fruitful partnership.

In 2014-2015, more than 15,000 Egyptian students have taken part in projects with partner schools worldwide. This year alone during the International School Award’s sixth and seventh batches, sixteen schools were granted the full award, while seven schools received the foundation award, and thirteen intermediate awards. The schools which received the foundation and intermediate awards will work on achieving the full award next year. The ISA awarded schools are from Cairo, Giza, Beheira, Dakahlia, Monofia, and Gharbia governorates.

“The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools”, said James Hampson, Deputy Director, British council, Egypt. He continued, “I would like to congratulate the participants on their well-deserved success winning the International School Award, their fantastic work and excellent commitment is helping to enrich young people with a better understanding of the world and develop their skills for the global economy.” 


The International School Award is part of the British Council Global Programme ‘Connecting Classrooms’ which aims at enabling intercultural dialogue, and increasing knowledge and understanding of societies. 

Notes to Editor

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