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British Council award for school

Ranchi-based Surendranath Centenary School has bagged the prestigious British Council International School Award (ISA), the three-year accreditation will provide internal exposure to the cradle’s students and help enrich their overall knowledge base.

The CBSE-affiliated school will be given a trophy and a certificate at a ceremony in Delhi in November this year.

Speaking to The Telegraph, principal Samita Sinha said that their school was the first in the state capital to have received this prestigious accreditation.

“We have been informed via an email about this achievement. We will not only get an opportunity to use ISA logo in all our publication for the next three years, but also will be able to share information about teaching method and curriculum with international member schools. We can also send our students and teachers to other counties under exchange programmes,” she added.

According to sources, only about 150 schools from across the country have been selected for the accreditation through yearlong activities and screening programme.

Samita said they had applied for the award in April last year and worked on seven multidisciplinary projects in partnership with schools from the UK, South Africa and Bangladesh, among others.

“The activities went beyond the classroom and the entire process of teaching and learning was very enriching,” she added.

Soni Srivasatava, ISA coordinator and the school’s science teacher, said the projects involved diverse activities like music, dance, skit, debate, field trips, exhibition, quiz etc.

“For the students, it was an extremely enriching experience as they got an opportunity to interact with their counterparts in different countries,” she added.