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…

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…