Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Indian Jubilee Scholars on the staircase inside 10 Downing Street (image credit: Frank Noon)

Shubhangi Harsha is studying an MSc in computing at Imperial College London on a Jubilee Scholarship. He writes about visiting Number 10 Downing Street with his fellow Jubilee Scholars.

Connecting Classrooms puts UK students in touch with their peers around the globe. (Image credit: Frank Noon)

Connecting Classrooms puts UK students in touch with their peers around the globe. (Image credit: Frank Noon)

Connecting Classrooms puts UK students in touch with their peers around the globe. (Image credit: Frank Noon)

Tom Wilkes, a retired deputy headteacher at Nova Hreod College in Swindon, offers advice for schools applying for grants in our Connecting Classrooms programme, which links schools in the UK with others around the world.

Children learn Mandarin at Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred (image courtesy of the author)

Children learn Mandarin at Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred (image courtesy of the author)

Children learn Mandarin at Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred (image courtesy of the author)

Junerose Palmer is an Advanced Skills Teacher (International and Cultural Diversity) at Harris Academy in Chafford Hundred, Essex. She writes about how the British Council's Language Assistants Programme energised her and her students.

Mandarin Chinese calligraphy at Robin Hood Primary School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

Learning Chinese calligraphy at Robin Hood Primary School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

Mandarin Chinese calligraphy at Robin Hood Primary School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

John Worne, the British Council's Director of Strategy, explains why learning to speak Mandarin is more important to the UK now than ever.

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School

John Mitchell, Director of British Council Afghanistan blogs about the improvement in education provision in Afghanistan and the part that the British Council is playing, in helping to support it as one of the keys to Afghanistan’s future.