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International Links

The development of a global perspective is an important part of our school's provision. Our recent Ofsted report recognised how ‘the school operates within the international community.’

Bridgtown Primary has links with a school in Italy, in which we work collaboratively with pupils and teachers. Upon entering into Year 5 our children start to exchange letters and work with them.

Bridgtown Primary School had the full International School Award 2014-2017 for outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum. We continue to work to ensure that our children become ‘Global citizens’ through whole school activity days, focusing on World issues. In addition to this, we are a global learning partner school having attended and implemented the global learning dimension within the curriculum.

The British Council through the International School Award has recognised our school’s achievements, efforts and commitment for young people to provide a window into different cultures and countries, preparing them for life in a global society.

The following table is an overview of International Links learning throughout school.



Term Date Event Description
Autumn 2/10/18 International day of non-violence. The International Day of Non-Violence, created by the United Nations in 2007, we look back on the influence of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, and how non-violent protest has evolved over the years.




UK Parliament week. UK Parliament Week is an annual series of events in the United Kingdom that aim to inspire interest in parliament, politics and democracy and encourage young people and the public to engage with the UK’s democratic system and institutions.
Spring Term 25/1/19 Children’s Rights A day to look at the role of the United Nations Convention of Children’s Rights and what it means for children.
  7/3/19 World Book Day An opportunity to focus on books from around the World, different cultures and religions. A day to dress up as a favourite character from a book.
Summer Term 8/5/19 International Red Cross and Red Crescent day It is celebrated every year as the birthday anniversary of founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. He was also the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),
  21/6/19 World Music Day Celebrating music through public performances and concerts.