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…

From Bishop Auckland to the White House

We are delighted to be able to share Dr Fiona Hill’s remarkable journey with pupils at her old school in Bishop Auckland next week. Fiona left Bishop Barrington School to study Russian at St Andrews University. Her studies took her to Harvard where she eventually married and settled. She served on the United States Security…

A Right Royal Do

To mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, 300 pupils from seven County Durham schools had intensive rehearsals with performers from across the Commonwealth. Their talents were showcased at a fantastic concert in Durham on 14 June; attended by 800 guests among them our Lord-Lieutenant, High Sheriff, Chair of County Council, Mayor and dignitaries from across the…

Wining posters

We were delighted with the 543 entries for our Languages Open Doors poster competition. The winning entries are displayed below are were from KS1 – Leona, Delves Lane Primary School KS2 – Imogen – Framwellgate Primary School KS3 – Beniamin – Outwood Academy Riverside Huge congratulations to all who entered.

Film about Ramadan and Eid

We are delighted to be working with Newcastle Central Mosque and with EAL and Diversity Solutions to produce a short film for schools in our region. The film will explain how the Moslem community in our region marks Ramadan and celebrates Eid. Schools will be able to download the film free of charge. We will…

Spanish Days at Durham University

Vicky Gough is unable to join us but has created a presentation which Brian Stobie will deliver. It can be downloaded from here :