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Kirkwall, Orkney
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International Education

After successfully achieving the British Council Intermediate International School Award last session, this year Glaitness School are aiming to achieve the full award.

During this year, other classes will also be developing international links with schools from other countries.  You can read further news about what's happening in international education in Glaitness on our blog at Glaitness School International Education Blog

We will be building on the work already developed at the P7 stage through the Exploration and Emigration, and Arctic Voice topics which looked at the links between Orkney and Canada. Orkney's link to the Nor' Wast and the Hudson Bay Company was our starting point for investigating our shared heritage with Canada. We studied John Rae's explorations in the Arctic and compared his experiences with the present day journey of the Arctic Voice expedition team by kayak and dog sled through the North West passage. Our link with a school in Nunavut allowed us to exchange information  about our locality and culture by post, blog, email, phone and video conference. To see some of our work from previous years visit Arctic Voice.

School Contact Details

Head Teacher: Mrs Valerie Bleakley
Pickaquoy Road, 
KW15 1RP

Tel: 01856 873648
Fax: 01856 878868