On Tuesday 20th November 2018, The British International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam watched with pride as the Right Honourable Lord Puttnam of Queensgate Kt CBE officially opened their Early Years and Infant Campus in front of an audience of distinguished guests, staff, parents and students.

Lord Puttnam is a successful independent producer who has worked on a multitude of
award-winning films, including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight
Express, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero. Together these films have won ten Oscars, ten
golden globes, twenty-five Baftas and the Palme D’Or at Cannes. Lord Puttnam retired
from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to
education, the environment and the creative and communications industries. As a
passionate advocate for education, he continues to actively teach in universities around
the world.

In October 2017, Nord Anglia Education announced the establishment of its Education
Advisory Board, of which Lord Puttnam is the inaugural Chair. The Board’s role, is to
provide an external perspective and vision to further the development of Nord Anglia
Education: “After twenty five years working in various capacities in the field of education,
I’m delighted to join Andrew and his colleagues in attempting to redefine what 21st
century excellence in education can come to look like. It’s a really exciting challenge”, said
Lord Puttnam.

Before revealing the official plaque to commemorate the opening of the campus, Lord
Puttnam was taken on a tour of the school and during his ceremonial speech made
reference to what he had seen; “This is, without any doubt, and I say this to all the young
people here, this is the finest teaching and learning environment I have ever experienced
at early years in my life and I’ve been around the world many many times. I have never
ever come across anything as exciting and as remarkable so you’re all getting the most
fantastic opportunity to start your lives in a wonderful environment.”
British International School’s purpose-built Early Years and Infant Campus was specifically
designed to allow children to learn directly from their environment, from other children
and from their teachers. For the last few months, children up to seven years old have been
doing just that, in a safe and nurturing space that allows them to play and explore.

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