The Holt School

International

Students and staff at The Holt have always been encouraged to look beyond the school gates and out of the ‘Wokingham bubble’ in order to be prepared to take up their place as a global citizen in the wider world.

We are very fortunate to have an extremely wide range of activities and projects which impact on teaching and learning in every aspect of the curriculum. The global dimension in teaching has been recognised by The Holt being awarded the full gold International School Award by the British Council for the fourth time until 2017. The award recognises the achievements of staff and pupils in many areas.  We are also pleased to announce that we were nominated a centre of excellence as part of the Global Learning Programme in 2015-16.

The global dimension is delivered in four ways:

In lessons

Every department has an activity or module of work in each year which promotes some aspect of global citizenship. Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes and myths and look for links and commonality rather than differences and problems.

In addition, our Thought for the Week programme explores a different themes and topics. Students discuss the issues in their tutor groups encouraging independent thought, promoting positive values as well as becoming more self confident by practising presentation skills and building confidence by speaking up.

Through one off special days/events

Built into the school calendar are a series of special days where students come off timetable to work together on special projects with a global theme. These may change from year to year but generally include Bastille Day, European Day of Languages, El dia de la Hispanidad, Commonwealth Day and Fairtrade fortnight.

Through links with schools abroad

The Holt School has had partnerships with various schools abroad over the years which wax and wane depending on the teachers and classes involved.  We have an extremely popular exchange programme with El Bohio School in Cartagena, Spain which is in its 13th year and involves students in years 8-10.  

The Holt School always offers a very warm welcome to visitors from abroad, of whom there are many throughout the year. Our links with China go back to 2000 when the first teachers from The Holt School visited China, and we regularly receive visitors from China who spend a week in school teaching  their language and culture. We regularly welcome visitors from all over the world including Holland, Jamaica, Spain, Ukraine, India and Uganda.

School trips abroad

As befits an International School there are many trips abroad organised by our staff and students. The trips abroad which are planned for 2016-2017 are:

 January

Sixth form Spanish trip to Valencia

February

French and Economics sixth form trip to Paris, France

Yearr 9 History trip to France 

March

Yearr 11 History trip to Berlin, Germany

April

Year 9 Spanish exchange visit to Cartagena

May

Year 8 visit to PGL with our Spanish partner school

June

Year 7 French trip

July

Year 8 trip to Oberwesel, Germany

August

Years 11-13 Adventure Lifesigns trip to Africa

 The Holt School has appointed an International Coordinator, Ms Charlotte Wood, seen here with George Alaghia collecting the ISA. 

 

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