Emergency ?

29 July is the 25th anniversary of the European emergency number … Call 112 for help in any EU country.

In all EU countries the emergency number 112 can be called free of charge and without having to dial any prefix number and is available 24h/24.  It connects people seeking help automatically with the local emergency center (i.e. police, fire brigade and ambulance). The operator will then transfer the call to the appropriate emergency service.


The new Commissioner


The European Commission is made up of 28 Commissioners; one from each EU member state. Following the resignation of the UK’s Commissioner, Jonathan Hill. Sir Julian King, who is currently the British Ambassador to France will become his successor. The infographic below explains, in brief, the relationship between national government, the Commission and the European Parliament.

It is important to view the role of the European Parliament in confirming the appointment of the Commission and the role of national governments in the selection of Commissioners.

London to Brussels – TM3

Organised study visits to France and Germany

The International Relations team at Durham County Council organises five and six day residential study visits to France and Germany for pupils from Y5 – Y9.

In 2016/17, we will also be organising visits with a history focus for Y9/10 pupils to the Somme region of France.

The visits can be tailored to meet the requirements of your school and price includes return travel by coach from school with ferry or Eurotunnel crossing, full board from arrival at the destination, insurance, collective passport, teaching resources and an excursion booking service. A full school party is deemed to be 35 pupils accompanied by 3/4 staff. Smaller school groups may be combined with other school parties.

For full details and to discuss your school requirements, please contact karen.smith@durham.gov.uk

Discovery Weeks brochure

Brochure 2015

History visits