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Wirral special school proves its international credentials again
3:54pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
WEST Kirby Residential School has again been accredited an 'International School' by the British Council.
Congratulating the school on the award, which is for three years, the Council said: "WKRS has shown an impressive range of work that was 'a credit to the school and the wider community".
In the past four years the school has raised money for exchange visits with their partner school in Pienaarsrivier, South Africa and an orphanage, Ashalayam, in Kolkata, India.
The staff and pupils organised fundraising activities for their ‘Footprints on the Map’ project, and have recently been sponsored by Auger Solutions, Wallasey, Cheshire Freemasons and Caldy Rugby Club enabling the exchange to continue.
On the school's award, principal Gareth Williams said: "This is excellent news and recognition of all the hard work the staff and children put into broadening their horizons and enriching their lives."
Eight pupils and three members of staff will return to Pienaarsrivier in October.
They will be taking books, stationery and laptops to South Africa for the pupils at Pienaarsrivier School.
A new venture is also being planned for some younger pupils who have been studying Chinese in school to travel to China for the first time.
If you would like to sponsor or donate money or goods for the trip, contact the school on 0151 632 3201.
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