16th March 2020 — RGS The Grange is proud to announce achieving an International School Award from the British Council, following our successful partnership with Collège Notre Dame in Cysoing, near Lille.
The exchanges between the pupils ranged from sending videos of our pupils singing the English and French alphabet and our pen pals spelling out celebrity’s names in English and French, to letter exchanges where we could see the similarities and differences between our schools' handwriting. We shared videos of our everyday family lives and exchanging gifts that represented our School, Worcestershire and the UK. The icing on the cake was when the pupils finally met each other at Parc d’Olhain, during RGS The Grange pupils’ French residential trip to Le Touquet. We shared special moments including RGS The Grange singing a French song called ‘Vois sur ton Chemin’ and in return the French pupils singing English songs.
The British Council praised RGS The Grange for embedding “an international perspective to the curriculum and ethos of the School”, with activities that are “stimulating and motivating for all with real engagement and enjoyment engendered and language skills greatly improved through real-life and meaningful communication”.
Gareth Hughes, RGS The Grange Headmaster, commented "Giving our children an education that captivates their minds and brings them a sense of joy and a desire to learn is very important to us. It is just the beginning of our international adventure and we cannot wait to see where the next chapter will take us!"