Primary Languages Conference

Developing Confident Learners is the title of this year’s primary languages conference. It will be held at Beamish Hall hotel on July 1st 2020. Supported by staff who have attended intensive language courses in Antibes and Salamanca, pupils will demonstrate their learning and their confidence in the target language. We will explore different strategies for…

The Spanish Apprentice

Schools are invited to field teams in this year’s Spanish Apprentice challenge. Hosted at Auckland Castle on June 10th, with support from undergraduate students at Durham University, teams are set the challenge of vying to be the winning teams of apprentices. Pupils in Years 9/10 are asked to develop a marketing message to attract younger…

Erasmus+

  It is still possible for UK schools to apply for funding from the ERASMUS programme. The fund can pay for professional development courses in other parts of Europe or support school partnership projects. For full details, consult http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk Durham County Council is making a consortium bid for primary teachers to travel to France and…

Goodbye Europe Direct !

The Europe Direct Information Centre is now closed as the current funding support has ended following the UK Government’s decision to leave the European Union. Durham County Council’s International Relations team will still offer support to schools in the region and we will maintain this site with information about opportunities for schools and colleges in…

Greening the city

Poster Tubingen Final C We are delighted to host Boris Palmer, Mayor of our partner city of Tübingen to speak about how his city plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 – the first ion Germany. What lessons can we share across Europe?  

Lumiere Festival

The Lumiere Festival runs from 14 – 17 November in Durham City. It is a great event which lights up our city and brings tens of thousands of visitors to explore its streets and discover 37 different and amazing light installations. We are proud to be associated with one installation – The Friendship tree, which…