The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits school as having an outstanding level of support for
The ISA work started with the preparation of an Action Plan of seven projects which had to cover all subjects through an interdisciplinary approach and have an international dimension.
PROJECT – 1: ‘Mindfulness in Schools Project’ (MiSP) is an internationally recognized curriculum for adolescent school children in which they explore how the mind works, acquire mindfulness skills and techniques to handle strong emotions and promote well being.
PROJECT – 2: ‘Modes of Transport’ in which the pre-primary students were made aware about different modes of transportation, in particular about road transport in India and its comparison with a cold country like Canada.
PROJECT 3: ‘My Tribe My Plate’ was a project to make students of Grade 1 & 2 aware of the foot culture and nutritive value of Indian food. Cuisines of Sri Lanka and Denmark were also studied and prepared in school.
PROJECT – 4: ‘Help Us Green!‘ was a project undertaken to learn the waste management practices across the world, specifically in India, Malaysia and Finland. Besides various activities like waste segregation campaign, around 500 students of grades III to V gathered dried flowers during vacation. These flowers were ground and mixed with a binding agent by the teachers to form a dough. The students rolled the dough and made incense sticks and cones.
PROJECT – 5: ‘Global Peace Harbingers’ project was a study of Non-Violent, Civil Right Leaders from India, South Africa and USA for inculcating in the student’s minds that peace is a never ending process and one has to keep working tirelessly for it.
PROJECT – 6: ‘Le Monde Fancophone – un melting pot de cultures’ project was a study of the blend of French language and local culture in countries where French is spoken – India and Belgium were considered. It was done in collaboration with D.Y. Patil International School in Belgium to understand the influences that a common language can have on the culture, cuisine, lifestyle, regional languages, festivals, mindsets, and traditions of the local people.
PROJECT – 7: to study ‘Carbon Footprints’and measures being undertaken to minimize the green house gases in India and Abu Dhabi (UAE). Students carried out various activities to spread awareness about global warming and immediate necessity of every individual to contribute in minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions towards making a green unified earth.
The British Council assessment panel evaluated a portfolio of evidence for above projects based on following criteria:
Akshara International School scored 56/56 points in the assessment and will be conferred the International School Award (ISA) by the British Council for 2019-22.
Akshara is thrilled to be recognized with this Award and congratulates all its staff members and students on this achievement.