ACS International Schools has launched a new Global Citizens Award, which will recognise, encourage and reward young people making a difference to their communities. 

Entries can be submitted until midnight on February 28 via the website

The award is open to children in the London, Surrey and Bucks area, with two categories for children aged 9-11 (school years five and six) and 12-14 (years seven to nine) with two prizes of £1,000 to be split equally between the winning children and their schools.

To enter, students must describe in no more than 500 words how they are supporting the cause, challenge or charity they are championing.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including the heads at ACS International Schools’ three UK campuses.  Further details are available on the website

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Martin Hall, head of ACS Hillingdon, commented: “The new award is a great opportunity to reward the inspiring work of students in our area who have dedicated their time supporting charities and initiatives both locally and internationally.”  

ACS International Schools is now also offering bursaries to children aged 11+, 13+ and 16+ at its three UK campuses in Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon for the 2018/2019 academic year. 

The bursaries are offered to students who will benefit most from an ACS education but might not otherwise be able to attend the school.

The financial awards will range from 20% to 100% of the fees, with all bursaries awarded on a means-tested basis and dependent on the student’s individual circumstance. 

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are now open until January 22 and can be made via the website