The Spanish Apprentices

Thirteen groups of pupils from seven North East schools took up the challenge to create a compelling pitch to have Bishop Auckland included on a tourist itinerary of the UK for Spanish visitors. The teams had to undertake reading, writing and listening challenges before pitching to the panel of judges ; Dr Johnson from Durham…

A very warm welcome !

Representatives of the 6,500 international students at Durham University were welcomed by The Rt Worshipful Mayor of Durham, Chair of Durham County Council and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global) of Durham University at a special event in Durham Town Hall. The new students join a community of students and staff which represents over 130 different nations. The…

Making the most of international school partnerships

Making the most of school international partnerships  Newcastle Civic Centre  Wednesday, 28 September 1500 – 1700  Led by British Council colleagues, this session; designed for school leaders and classroom teachers of all phases, will consider the rationale for school partnership activity and present school linking opportunities.  This FREE event will allow attendees to  The event…

Autumn timetable of events – Durham Global Alliance

Please find below our planned Autumn programme. Please email international@durham.gov.uk for more information about the events Date Title Venue Notes 28 September Making the most of school international school partnerships Newcastle Civic Centre With British Council and International Newcastle 6 October Briefing for International School Award Belmont School For County Durham schools 19 October Civic…

Special network meeting for teachers of German

SPECIAL INVITATION TO TEACHERS OF GERMAN – 16 November  1500 -1730  Durham University, School of Modern Languages and Cultures  The Durham Global Alliance would like to extend a special invitation to teachers of German from across the North East region. We know how important it is to network and to share information and advice and…

French film day

A small number of places are still available. Priority to County Durham schools Special schools’ screening – Wednesday 9 November  0930 – 1500    GalaDurham and at Durham University  Schools may apply for up to 10 pupil places at this special screening which is followed by workshops at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at…

Celebrate Diwali

Celebrate Diwali   To mark Diwali, Durham County Council’s International Office is offering schools the chance to have FREE access to a lively telling of the traditional Diwali story by Peter Chand, one of Europe’s renowned Indian storytellers. GemArts commissioned this special film which is available to view from the GemArts Vimeo site from 17 –…

New term, new opportunities

The County Council’s international office has been working with a range of partners to build international learning opportunities for schools across the county. Some offer support with delivery of MFL in the curriculum, others help build a global perspective to teaching and learning. We will regularly update information on this site as each event approaches….

From Bishop to Washington

Dr Fiona Hill attended Bishop Barrington Academy in the 1980s. After studying at St Andrews University, she gained a scholarship to Harvard and became advisor to three American Presidents, a member of the US Security Council and a world expert on Russian President Vladimir Putin. When back in our county, Fiona took time from her…

A Right Royal Do

The work of almost 300 primary aged pupils to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s links with the Commonwealth has been captured on film. The children performed to two packed houses at GalaDurham on 14 June and showed just what could be accomplished with five weeks of rehearsals with professional artists. This was a…