A PRIMARY school has been recognised for its efforts in teaching children about different cultures.

Glory Farm Primary School in Bicester has been awarded intermediate level of the International School Award by the British Council - the UK’s international organisation for cultural and educational opportunities.

The school's international work includes being a part of the EU funded Erasmus + project which links with schools in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Spain and Greece; learning about environmental problems facing the world including plastic pollution; exploring Chinese New Year celebrations and regular opportunities to learn the Spanish language and their culture.

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Headteacher Jane MacLachlan said: "We are absolutely delighted with this award as it is recognises all the hard work that the whole school community has taken part in, ensuring that our children are given numerous opportunities to engage with international study – including language, culture and heritage.

"Being a part of the Erasmus Plus project has also been a large part of this led by Mrs Melissa Gibson (our International Links Co-Ordinator)."

The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Around 6,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999