Meet your MEPs – What kind of Brexit do you want ?


Newcastle, 18 November 2016

International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

0900 – 1030 – breakfast will be available

Meet your MEPs, take part in a Q&A session and discuss the implications of Brexit,what the UK’s priorities should be in the negotiations and what the future UK-EUrelationship should look like. Without the European Parliament’s consent on theoutcome of the Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the EU, no deal can besigned off. These free events are for you whether you are involved in business,a media professional, a first-time voter or just someone interested in politics.

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International School Award success

cleves-cross-primary-school_0559Pupils and staff from some of the 54 schools which gained the British Council’s prestigious International School Award accreditation were invited onto stage at the Tyneside Cinema to receive their award from the only Welsh woman and the youngest woman at the time ever to have climbed Everest, Tori James.

Tor captivated the audience with her stories of polar expeditions and her famous Everest ascent.

Support is available to schools in the North east region which wish to apply for the accreditation. More information about the scheme is available at


Beat the rat race


In collaboration with Europe Direct, Routes into Languages North East presents… 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. 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 all use languages in their jobs in some way and represent a wide variety of different fields and organisations in the region and beyond. This is a unique chance to highlight the opportunities available to those with a language qualification.

The event is open to groups of up to 10 pupils per school who are in their options year (Year 8/9). The event will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 from 09:30 -14:30.


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Brexit and languages

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages published its document Brexit & Languages – a checklist for government negotiators and officials – on 17 October, calling on the Government to ensure Brexit negotiations protect the UK’s urgent strategic need for language skills, if the UK is to succeed as a world leader in free trade and international relations. Read the whole report here