Living and Working in a Global Society
The school's international dimension is outstanding. It holds a physical and virtual summer school, physically linking Mauritius and St Petersburg pupils with Our Lady's and additionally linking pupils from Spain, USA, Bangladesh and India via video conferencing. (Frank Havard IQM 2013)
The Headteacher sees the 'economic imperative' to prepare the students to understand and operate within a working world that is no longer Anglo-centric but may bring them into contact with world citizens. (Chandler-Mant 2014)
We are proud of our growing international partnerships. We know and understand that we are preparing students for our truly global society. Also, we appreciate that working with international partners is one way we can demonstrate our commitment to global justice. As part of our extensive offer, we source opportunities for our students to explore other cultures and enhance their knowledge and understanding of how other communities live, work and co-exist. This helps them to empathise with different standards of living in some countries, explore how different communities and religions live together in harmony in other countries and meet students of a similar age in different countries to understand their life experiences.
This year, we have 8 students going to Ghana to install a water harvesting system and sanitation block in our partner school in Eguafo Village. Click on the link below for more information about Partner Ghana projects.
Next year, we are heading to Mauritius to explore different cultural activites with our friends in the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI). Below is the link to the main MGI Schooling website and one of the schools in the MGI Group that we visited in May 2014. Also click on the letter to the Director of Schooling to see details of our emerging partnership.
Letter to M. Mauree (Director of Schooling MGI)
Currently we have links in the following countries:
International Summer School
Every two years we host an International Summer School with students from around the world coming together to study the Science of Flight with pilots from Easyjet. This is a truly exciting and inspiring event which takes place in July. Make sure you get involved. See our Link magazines for further information.