St Christopher School, Letchworth, recognised by UNESCO
PUBLISHED: 15:13 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:51 20 February 2013
St Christopher School in Letchworth has been awarded the status of UNESCO Associated School.
St Christopher School in Letchworth has been awarded the status of UNESCO Associated School. This prestigious title recognises the value of the Schools links overseas, particularly in India.
UNESCO Associated Schools in the UK is part of a global network of schools promoting quality education. The network supports the integration of international perspectives in schools and promotes the values of UNESCO, including human rights, mutual respect and cultural diversity.
In its application, St Christopher highlighted its work with Seva Mandir a non-government organization in Rajasthan, which aims to empower the least advantaged in society. Groups of Sixth Formers visit the province twice a year and work with local disadvantaged and handicapped children. Their work includes Learning Camps for children from remote villages, who would otherwise have no access to formal education.
Director of Activities at the School, Edwin Gruber, was thrilled at the announcement and said, 'The projects we run at School fitted in with UNESCOs criteria for Intercultural Learning and Sustainable Development. The values of our link with Rajasthan are now well embedded into the culture of our school. It is great that our students work to make a real difference to other peoples lives has been recognised.'