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Olashore Wins International School Award

Olashore International School has just won the British Council International Schools Award (ISA). This was made known during the recently organised road show in Lagos by the Principal of the School, Mr. Derek Smith.

The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people, and enriching teaching and learning.

L-R: Mr Adekunle Ogunbufunmi, PTA Vice Chairman, Olashore International School; Mr Derek Smith, Principal, Olashore International School; Prince Abimbola Olashore, Chairman, Board of Governors of the school, and Mr Otunba Bolarinwa, PTA Chairman of the school, during the Olashore road show event in Lagos

ISA is a yearly award given to participating schools. Applications from interested schools are called in every year, August/September period and schools are selected on the basis of their application. The British Council offers the ISA as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum.

Smith said Olashore won the award based on various projects organised in the year 2015.

“We did a lot of projects which lasted for a period of twelve (12) months in the year 2015 which cuts across Human Rights, Supporting International Communities, Civic and Governance, Learning Through Technology, Global Awareness, International Food, and Africa Is Not A Country.

It was a wide range of project involving everybody in the school. We believe that International work exposes educators to new practices and perspectives, aiding their professional development and as such raising teaching standards. For young people it is a window into different cultures and countries, preparing them for life in a global society.

In November 2015, we submitted all the projects done, and International panel of judges were sent up to review these projects, at the end of the process, we emerged 47marks out of 49marks. We had all our evidences.

This accreditation award will last between 2016 and 2019. The British Council World -wide runs a network of registered schools and they offer International exams. I’m happy because our school gained recognition for what we do, and this is quite encouraging to do more.”

About Olashore International School
Established in 1994 on 60 acres of land, Olashore International School is a co-educational school which offers high calibre education in a wide range of subjects.

It is one of Nigeria’s leading boarding schools, is particularly appealing to discerning Nigerians at home and abroad, as well as expatriates residing in Nigeria, who desire a school with a strong value system, proven track record and a clear sense of purpose.

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