South Wilts has been re-designated as an International School by the British Council in recognition of the broad range of work that is studied at the school.
We initially achieved the award in 2007 and since then, the range of activities has increased and links with our international partner schools has increased.
All departments within the school ensure there is a global dimension in the programmes of study that students undertake. From a wide range of international music to detailed work of many foreign countries in Geography, all students benefit from the international themes the work they study.
Links with our partner schools in France and Germany continue to be strong with regular trips and exchanges. Students from South Wilts have also been regular volunteers during their gap year placements in India. Reports from these placements can be read here.
We have also developed our links with China. Regular video conferences have taken place this year between Chinese students and our own International school prefects. Two different visits have involved teachers and the headteacher from Nanhai No1 school to South Wilts.
Recently, we have also secured a British Council Grant to fund a joint project between SWGS and our Indian partner school in Lucknow. This will involve many of our students and will be based around a healthy eating project. There will be teacher exchange visits and we also hope to be able to extend this to student exchange visits in the second and third years of the project.
We are looking forward to developing many of these initiatives with the introduction of Senior International School Prefects to lead the work within the school.