Southside school is international winner

Thornliebank winners
Thornliebank winners

Youngsters from Thornliebank Primary are celebrating winning an international accolade for their commitment to working with schools across the world.

Keen pupils formed a ‘global committee’ and teamed up to organise events with a global theme.

These included each class choosing a country to research; a teddy bear exchange with a school in Italy; primary two pupils taking part in a project where they sent a Flat Stanley all over the world and received many replies; and P7 making friends with Australian pen pals whom they email regularly, learning about life in Australia for a 12-year-old.

The International School Award is awarded by the British Council.

Siobhan McColgan, Thornliebank Primary headteacher, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as an international school, promoting global education and giving our children global learning experiences.”

The assessor praised Thornliebank Primary and said the school showed “an excellent example of internationalism, more so given the relatively small size of school”. The assessor also said: “This school is an excellent example to be followed by others.”