Every day at British Council Scotland we hear about how international learning benefits Scottish schools, teachers and pupils. Making this happen is a core part of our work, and we are keen to spread the message far and wide.

Last month, we visited John Paul II Primary School in Castlemilk, where a partnership with a school in Spain has had a powerful effect on pupils. We also heard from our partners at Glasgow City Council, which is a leading example of good practice when it comes to local authorities creating international and intercultural opportunities for their schools.  

We want all of our stakeholders to see why international education is crucial for today's learners, and to help them understand more about the positive effects it can have on their development. We are grateful to Jim McShane, Head Teacher at John Paul II Primary School, Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education and Lesley Atkins, International Education Officer at Glasgow City Council, for taking the time to share their experiences with us.

In today’s increasingly globalised society, it is critical that young people have the knowledge, skills and confidence to operate internationally. We want to bring international learning to life in schools all over Scotland and, with our range of opportunities and resources, we know we can make a difference.

If you would like to find out more about the programmes covered in the video, then please visit the eTwinning website to see how easy it is to get involved and how quickly positive results can impact on teachers practice. You can also have a look at the Erasmus+ website to see what funding is available for staff professional development, innovation and exchange of practice.