Back to school

As colleagues plan to return to schools in September, we know that there will be many pressures on time and the priority of returning to learning must be implemented. This is not to say that international learning or work with partner schools across the world need be suspended. Often, partner school work is motivational for…

Welcome to the Arab World

The British Council arranged a special session to introduce learners to the Arab World. The online event was best suited to secondary pupils. It introduced the geography of the Arab world and some elements of language, shared a traditional tale, challenged stereotypes and ended with a fantastic performance by an American based young Syrian rapper….

CPD session for schools

Below is the powerpoint which was used during our session for schools to outline ways of delivering an international perspective to learning. The Global dimension in the classroom – Newcastle

Primary languages conference moves online

Our primary languages conference, which had been planned for 1 July, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The event was to celebrate and disseminate learning which resulted from an ERASMUS+ funded project to support primary practitioners with MFL delivery in the classroom. Lesson plans created by the staff will be posted under…

Youtube channel

Over the years, our team has commissioned and published a number of short videos. They are all to view and use from here We plan to upload children’s stories in French and Spanish soon as well as stories in English to share with our partner schools in France.

Internationalism is important

Steven Fawkes from the Association of Language Learning has just posted this article for International Newcastle which makes interesting reading. Read article here

Messages to our friends

Last year, the world came together. We assembled greetings from all over the globe and artist Mick Stephenson put them together in a stunning illuminated sculpture for the Durham Lumiere festival. Colourful messages of friendship were encased in recycled plastic bottles and formed into a tree structure. Today, the whole world faces a terrible crisis….