We are extremely to proud to announce that two LAHC member schools have been shortlisted for the Tes International Awards.
Newton College, in Peru, has been nominated is in the category of "Community Engagement Initiative of the Year" and is the only school in the country and in fact across South America to feature in this section.
"It was chosen due to the student-led sustainability project in which Newton College Upper students participated in UNESCO's "Sea Beyond" initiative in 2023. They hosted a successful art auction and subsequent Lima beach cleanup, which raised awareness and funds for marine life conservation in Peru. Newton won a global UNESCO educational prize and the founding of a student-led school "Oceanica" NGO, furthering sustainability efforts with impactful community engagement. This also led in the second half of last year to the theatre production of the Lower School play "Little Mermaid - the Best of Both Worlds", which was not only an exceptional theatrical experience, but also a source of fundraising to support the care of the ocean based on the UN Sustainability Development Goals."
Richard Quantrill, Newton College Headmaster
The Edron Academy, in Mexico, has been shortlisted for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category.
"We were nominated because of the fantastic work of our LGBTQ+ Group. Or LGBTQ+ group welcomes all and provides a safe environment, educates and empowers and helps the wider community. It is wonderful to see it recognised in this way! The LGBTQ+ Group is made up of students and staff that are members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as Allies. We meet twice a week to support students, discuss ways to make our school a more inclusive space, as well as support non-profit organisations outside of the school community."
Richard Wrigley, Edron's Head of Science and Technology, runs the group with two other teachers.
Find out more about the shortlisted schools and categories here.
The schools will find out at the end of April if they have been successful. Good luck to them!