GLOBETROTTING normally involves airports, planes and jet lag.
But schoolchildren in Horndean are seeing the world from the comfort of the classroom.
Each child at Horndean Infant School is given a passport and they are then free to visit different classrooms which are themed around various nations of the world.
The innovative idea, which has given the children an appreciation of other cultures, has won the school an accolade.
The International School Award has been presented to the school by the British Council. Very few infant schools have received the award, which recognises children’s awareness of global issues.
Gail Cearsey, international schools co-ordinator at Horndean, said: ‘Teaching the children to avoid stereotyping and making them aware of the customs and traditions of others places in the world is our aim.
‘We are all so happy with the award.’
The classrooms have been given names of countries.
In Year F the classes are from the UK: England, Scotland and Wales. Year 1 are from Europe: France, Ireland and Spain and Year 2 is international: Australia, China and India.