European day of languages events

26th of September is the European Day of languages. There will be events taking place across the region during the whole of the week; many sponsored or supported by Europe Direct North East England.

In Durham City, there will be a special carousel of activities for pupils from three primary schools on Thursday 25th Spetmber as well as a public event in the Town Hall and Market Place. Full details and how to book school places from Europe Direct North East.

There will also be a special toddlers’ storytelling session in Durham Clayport library on Friday 26th September at 1000.

Win a visit to the European Parliament – competition for the region’s Sixth Formers

Europe Direct North East is offering Sixth Formers in the region the chance to travel to Strasbourg to take part in a Euroscola day alongside 500 other young Europeans.

Teams of up to 8 can enter the competition by submitting an image or poster which reflects both the plurilingualism of the EU as well as its founding committment to peace in our continent. Full details are in the attachment. Competition for Sixth formers in North East England

English language course for primary teachers

Course proposal 2

Primary school teachers from across Europe are invited to attend an English langauge course in historic Durham City in March 2015.

Many schools have successfully applied for ERASMUS+ Key Action 1 funding and are now looking for appropriate courses to attend.

The Durham course combines English language teaching with the latest use of ICT in the primary classroom. We have included a visit to a local primary school, time for reflectioin and discussion as well as visits to some of the region’s cultural highlights.

Come join us in the shadows of Durham Cathedral; film location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.

European Day of languages grants

We are delighted to be able to offer 20 grants of £75 to schools which applied for a grant to celebrate the European Day of Languages on or around 26th September. Many more schools applied than we are able to support and we wish everyone well for their celebrations.

Our office has stocks of publications and bunting as well as small items which can be used as prizes in competitions for the day. Schools should call the office and arrange to call and collect if they would like booklets, rulers, pencils, pens and bunting. 03000268503

ATLAS conference – International School partnerships and how to fund them

Our ATLAS conference takes place on 10 July for teachers and school staff in North East schools. Copies of the presentations given are to be found below :


Vidya –Setu

Connecting Classrooms – Durham ( NO pb )

Connecting Classrooms – Durham

Erasmus+ 10 July 2014 NE

Europe Direct

KA1 application support schools 10 July 2014 NE

KA2 application support schools 10 July 2014 N

E Presentation for conference July 2014 – Daley