Whole world of praise for school

A WHITLEY Bay school has been praised for its efforts to expand its pupils’ horizons.

Whitley Lodge First School has been given an international school award by the British Council for encouraging youngsters there to think cosmopolitan.

The Woodburn Drive was commended for building up links with schools abroad and teaching pupils about the world beyond the English Channel.

Headteacher Fiona Lutman said: “I am delighted that the school has been recognised for its commitment to the global dimension of the curriculum.”