We continue to be a leading school with our International Partnerships and programmes, recognized by the British Council.
LSA has been re-credited the prestigious International School Award (ISA) which recognises curriculum-based international work. With the international dimension in education becoming more embedded in our schools, LSA is well on its way to fulfilling many government agendas as it has a well-rounded international ethos involving collaborative work with partners and curriculum based work across a range of subjects.
Projects over the past few years have included numerous eTwinning projects which have been granted National and International Quality Labels by the British Council and the European Commission. One in particular named “QR-U” involved many students writing text and letters to pen pals in France and then generating QR codes from the text to be placed around school. Everyone was learning French!
Current projects include Erasmus, The place where we live and QRU-2 with partners in France,Germany, and Italy.
Click on these links to view the twinspace project page of previous and current projects.
LSA Technology and Performing Arts College has been awarded an Erasmus+ project to last until 2017 and is linking up with schools in Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Romania, in part of an EU scheme to create partnerships across Europe and improve education standards.
Student and teachers from each school will visit their partners and work on joint project objectives over the next two years through the Erasmus programme, which is funded by the European Commission and managed in the UK by the British Council. The programme provides funding and professional development to enable students and teachers across Europe to work together and learn about each other’s culture and education methods.
Students also visit the Worldwise Language Centre, UCLAN to experience Chinese translation and a Language Enrichment Day which enable students to sample Chinese, Japanese and Polish languages and their usefulness in the workplace.
Students are involved in global projects with schools in Sri Lanka, China and Lebanon. Themes change annually and have a whole school envolvement. They spend time meeting their partner school students via Skype and look forward to these meetings. They work on collecting items that describe their own culture and exchange with the schools. Letter exchange with penpals also take place in French with Guinea in Africa and France as well as in German with our Erasmus partner school.
We also continue with our German exchange and students from our partner school visit LSA and our students visit Germany annually. There is an international club for students which takes place at lunch. Here students get involved in many aspects of our partnership objectives.
LSA continues to host Work Experience students from our Erasmus Partner school in Germany. They visit Lytham St Annes and take on placements in various locations while spending a few days shadowing students in lessons.
LSA is also an expert centre in global learning with twilights taking place once a term. Any school interested in the global learning programme is welcome to apply.
If you would like to be involved in any of the above projects please contact Ms S Underwood, School Link Coordinator either through the school or via twitter.