Travelling to Durham?

At the launch of the Durham Global Alliance, Michelle Gorman from Visit Durham outlined many of the county’s attractions during her presentation. The Visit Durham presentation and links to useful sources of information can be found here

Diwali celebrations

Schoolchildren have been creating colourful artwork ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, next month ( 4 November 2021). Artists Jayamini de Silva and Veena Soni, director of English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Diversity Solutions, showed youngsters at Cleves Cross Primary School in Ferryhill how to produce their very own rangoli art. Made…

Launch of the Durham Global Alliance

The Durham Global Alliance was formally launched on Saturday 16 October at a special reception for international students in Durham Town Hall. Speakers included; The Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Durham, Chairman of Durham County Council, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) and the British Council’s Head of Internationalisation. Together with council leader, Amanda Hopgood, they signed…

Durham Global Alliance

Members of the Durham Global Alliance chose a striking design to represent the work of the group. The design by New College graphic design student, Nathan Eddy, is bold and features the meander of the River Wear in its design. We hope that young people and those who work with them will come to recognise…

Guidance for travel abroad

There are so many things to consider when taking a group of pupils abroad. The current pandemic places extra concerns on party leaders. We will be constantly updating guidance but you can find useful documents here : https://www.durham.gov.uk/media/3064/Educational-Visits-Policy/pdf/EducationalVisitsPolicy2019.pdf?m=637061388526070000 •British Council toolkit •https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/international_visits_toolkit.pdf •Keeping children safe in education •https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1021914/KCSIE_2021_September_guidance.pdf

Launch of Durham Global Alliance

Durham County Council and its partners; Durham University, Culture Durham, Durham Youth Council, Durham Sport and Business Durham have come together to develop a formal working relationship to mirror the British Council’s Internationalism Alliance pledge. We want to offer every child and young person in the United Kingdom, whatever their background or interests, the opportunity…

Introducing the Language Detectives

A brand new after school club for secondary pupils in years 8 and 9 will be launched this Autumn. It brings together university language undergraduates and school pupils who share an enthusiasm and passion for language learning. The six sessions will begin on Thursday 4 November and continue for the following six Thursdays. Each session…

How languages changed my life

See how languages influenced many different people in our region. Following our successful regional languages festival, Express Yourself North East, the co-ordinator has compiled an e-book of all the stories shared of people’s languages, life and career journeys as part of the Festival’s ‘How Languages Changed My Life’ series. This includes stories from an interesting…

The animal Olympics

The Animal Olympics –  Tokyo 2021    Performed in French for 6 – 11 year olds After a year’s delay, the Olympics are coming to North East schools 11 June – 9 July 2021 A few dates still available Book now!  £350 + VAT Workshops and Performance A participatory theatre production for KS2 that celebrates…