Reception to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the British Council and highlight the achievements of the Commonwealth Class programme.
The British High Commission and British Council will be will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the British Council and highlighting the achievements of the Commonwealth Class programme on Tuesday 02nd December 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, ‘Hillside’, 15 Beaumont Rd, Maraval.
For 80 years the British Council, as the UK’s Cultural Relations Organisation has built trust and understanding between the UK and over 100 countries in the areas of Arts, Sport, Education, Exams and English and Civil Society. We have twinned this celebration with the end of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy programme. The Commonwealth Class programme energised young people’s learning by bringing together schools and children from across the Commonwealth in the run up to Glasgow 2014 across a variety of activities in sport, education, journalism, and the arts. Through these mediums they learnt how to make the most of their place in the Commonwealth and wider world.
British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.
We work in more than 113 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes. Our offices in the Caribbean are hosting a number of ongoing initiatives linking the Caribbean to the UK.
We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover which last year was £781 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.