Win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg

  We have teamed up with the European Parliament Office in London to be able to offer Sixth Formers in our region the chance to win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg and take part in a special Euroscola day. Teams of young people from each of the member states will attend the…

Language and culture course for primary teachers

For primary school teachers in receipt of ERASMUS+ grants, a special residential course is offered in the historic city of Durham. For more information read here : 39568 Primary School Teacher Course brochure – FINAL

My neighbour and me

View the video of the successful intercultural learning day, which pupils from 14 County Durham and Gateshead schools recently took part in. Pupils learned about the different cultures of their neighbours in the North East of England. https://youtu.be/cbfvHS7YESg    

Conference papers

PROMOTING INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT The annual education conference takes place at Beamish Hall Hotel on Wednesday 5 July. The collated presentations can be found by clicking the link above  

My neighbour and me

170 pupils from 14 schools in Gateshead and County Durham came together to explore the cultural heritage of their neighbours in our region. The children took part in workshops which introduced them to aspects of culture with Indian, Sri Lankan, French, Polish, Chinese and Japanese roots as well as traditions in North East England. A…

Going for Growth

Save the date ! Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham Friday 6 October – 0930 – 1230 A half day event for local businesses and decision makers in North East England to reflect on EU support for jobs, investment and growth in our region. The event will provide examples of how European funding has supported businesses in…

European Day of Languages grants for schools

Grant scheme 26th September is the European Day of Languages. It is a great time to arrange fun European activities to celebrate the language and cultural diversity found across Europe. Europe Direct North East is inviting schools to apply for a small grant to help them run a European Day of Languages event. We are…

First aid kit for primary languages

Colleagues at the Association of Language Learning (ALL ) have developed some stand alone activities for primary language classrooms. Pupils attending our Song for Europe competition on 23 May, will have the chance to trial these during the day. On consideration the authors realized that other teachers might find these activities useful in school, especially for those…

What would EU keep ?

The Great Repeal Act will transfer 1000s of pieces of EU regulations onto the UK’s statute books. These may be later changed or discarded. Other EU citizens’ rights and safeguards will have to be negotiated as part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It is important that you share your views with your MP…

New Japan teaching resource for KS1/KS2 geography

The new pack comprises ; A teacher’s pack ( Japan – teachers’ pack ) Where in the world ? A powerpoint presentation and overview of Japan ( Where in the world ) What can I find in this place ? A photo pack ( what can I find in this place )and powerpoint presentation ( What can I…

Intercultural development conference

A FREE conference for senior leaders and headteachers from all phases. Beamish Hall Hotel Wednesday 5 July – 0930 – 1500 A full day conference which will examine how international partnerships and projects can underpin work around SMSC and British Values. early application for a delegate place is strongly recommended. fLIER39888 A4 Intercultural Conference Agenda…