International School award success

ATLAS_-8843-Brian Stobie, Durham County CouncilATLAS_-8907-Cockton Hill Infant School, Durham


Cockton Hill Infant School in Bishop Auckland collected their Internatioanl School Award for the fourth time at a special award ceremony held last week at the Tyneside cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. The school was one of 45 schools from the North East region which picked up this tribute to thier international work at the event whose guest speaker was children’s author, Anen Fine OBE.

Beat the rat race

In collaboration with Europe Direct, Routes into Languages present Beat the Rat Race: Using Languages To Get Ahead. Speakers from a wide range of professional sectors will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers in a fun and interactive way. There will also be the opportunity to learn a completely new language during taster sessions run by our very own Student Language Ambassadors and to hear about the opportunities available for studying languages at university.

With an exciting panel of real life linguists, language taster sessions and more, this event is designed to inspire your pupils to take languages forward at GCSE and show them just where it could take them in future. The panellists use languages in their jobs every day and come from industry, European institutions and a wide variety of organisations in the region. This is a unique chance to highlight the opportunities available to those who have a languages qualification.

The event is open to groups of up to 15 pupils per school who are in their options year (Year 8/9). The event will take place on Wednesday 27th November from 10.00-14.30, with registration from 09.30. Full details and registration at