The British Council International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme that recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. ISA encourages schools to collaborate and innovate with overseas schools to create an enriching learning experience for students through the use of information technology, creative informative practices and a practical context for learning.
Royal College joined hands with the ISA program this year in order to promote internationalism in the school curriculum.
A total of 8 projects which ranged across a wide range of topics were completed in teams. 8 teams were formed, each comprising of 10 students including a Teacher In Charge to over look the progress of the project. Work started in January and by the end of June the teams were able to successfully complete the said projects. Core skills such as team work, leadership, critical thinking, coordination, and research were widely developed within the students. Royal College collaborated with several schools from India as an extension of internationalism.
The teams did various tasks under the following project topics,
1. Global Mushrooms
2. Global Melodies
3. Folk Tales
4. Traditional Festivals
5. Movie Reviews
6. International Day
7. My Alma Mater
8. Global Trotting
All presentations were uploaded to a blog that was maintained regularly
( www.isaroyalblog.wordpress.com )
The award ceremony took place on the 30th of September in a grand scale. The honorable Minister of Education Mr. Akila Viraj graced the occasion as the chief guest. The Royal College Western Band performed at the opening ceremony while the Chief Guest was accompanied by the Principal and several other dignitaries.