British Council International Award
In September 2018, we were awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education.
The Rowans’ international work includes our annual International Week, where the children were immersed in a variety of cultures as each class took on a country for the week, ranging from Colombia to France, Mexico to Vietnam, the USA to Germany and China. Other highlights have included exchanging letters and video calls with children in schools around the world, an active after-school club which celebrates the many different cultures of its members and specialist music and art workshops to enhance the children’s creative learning and expression. Parents from the school community also joined in the fun by putting on an International Fair where the children took a whistle-stop tour of their native countries. At this event, the children not only learned many facts and figures about a wide variety of countries, but they also enjoy sampling some delicious local delicacies!
We are proud to have already received four awards from The Royal Horticultural Society which recognises the children’s work in appreciating the outdoors as well as promoting recycling and composting. We have an active and enthusiastic Gardening Club who have grown and harvested fruit and vegetables as well as created homes and habitats for wildlife. Working towards their fifth award, the children are now learning to protect their plants against weather, pests and diseases as well as planning seasonally in order to harvest produce throughout the year.
Gold Travel Award
We are proud to have retained Gold level accreditation through our work to promote safe and sustainable travel. We are amongst the top 10% of London schools, setting high standards to inspire others to transform travel habits, fully engage the wider community to promote best practices, and see a measurable reduction in the number of journeys made by car every day. Two of our Junior Travel Ambassadors attended an event at The Oval to receive the Gold Award on behalf of The Rowans School.