At Byron College, we teach all our pupils to explore, respect and appreciate the wide range of cultures that make up our School population. As pupils discover more about different cultures and nationalities, they embark on their journey towards international mindedness, a crucial perspective to living successfully in today's interconnected world.
International mindedness is a philosophy we embrace fully; not something we teach from time to time. We strive to provide exciting opportunities that enable all our pupils to explore and experience a wide range of different cultures and traditions. We introduce world issues and encourage our pupils to discuss and debate global news stories. This develops our pupils' ability to see things from other people's perspectives as well as their own. Our pupils learn to accept differences and begin to think internationally.
- We host an annual international Culture Day
- Our pupils participate as delegates and as chairpersons in Model United Nations Conferences
- We have been awarded the British Council's International School Award (2015-18) for 'Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum'
- We hold COBIS and Penta International conferences attended by teachers from around the world
- We promote the learning and love of languages
- Our pupil body and faculty represent over 55 countries
- We organise international field trips, e.g., US, Iceland
- We hold world literature readings and drama presentations, e.g., 'Elements of Literary Culture'
- We participate in European projects, e.g., Erasmus Plus Project
We believe international mindedness, along with academic achievements, will give our pupils the best possible chance of living creative, happy lives in today's diverse world. We are confident that our pupils will be able to contribute towards making the world a better place and succeed in protecting our planet for future generations.