Our four winning teams in the regional Euroscola competition spent a day this week at the Tyneside Cinema’s pop up film school. The teams each made a short two minute film to demonstrate the European Union’s international development programme. The finished films will be uploaded to the site early in the new year. Here are some shots of the film makers in action.
Follow the link below to learn more about the 10 priorities for the European Commission as announced by its President, Jean Claude Juncker.
If you struggle to understand the relationships within the European Institutions, our infographic explains how the President was elected in 2014 and shows the relationship between London and Brussels
We are planning a wonderful exhibition early in 2016 with images of children from each of the 28 member states. Each child has also sent his or her message for the future.
The exhibition will be held in Durham City but we will also have an online gallery to share on our website.
This year’s award event celebrated the achievements of 53 schools from the North East and from Yorkshire and the Humber who had been successful in obtaining the British Council’s International School Award. Payal Ramchandani opened the event with beautiful kutchpudi dancing and our guest speaker Dr Niall McCann enthralled the two hundred strong audience with his tales of his travels across the globe, his passion for biology and his tireless work to support conservation.
We are delighted to have worked with UBISOFT, the games producer to create a short film to demonstrate the application of language skills in the workplace. UBISOFT’s customer service centre is based in Newcastle upon Tyne where a multilingual team answers comments and queries from global customers in 12 different languages. The film can be viewed at https://youtu.be/flCJ-mrp0vI
Interns at the Europe Direct from Padova recently created a short powerpoint to introduce your pupils to Italy and the Italian language. It can be down loaded from here. Power Point – Italia
Working in partnership with a partner school in a country where the target language is spoken is a great way of bringing language lessons alive. Pupils can make use of new technologies to contact their peers and learn about life in today’s France. A partner school link also provides staff with access to lots of contemporary source material and the chance to make video clips and recordings of native speakers to use in the classroom.
Our link schools are all in and around the Northern French town of Amiens and in County Durham’s partner county of the Somme. Work between schools in both counties is supported by school advisory staff and our international office. To express an interest in working with a partner school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org For more details, see attachment below :