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Europe in the Classroom

In July 2016, The Academy at Shotton Hall worked in partnership with Europe Direct to put on a Multiplier event called Building Bridges  This was our Multiplier event where we reported on the work our school had done in promoting a European dimension in the classroom. The opening speech was delivered by Mrs Lesley Powell CBE principal of Shotton Hall where she presented the benefits of internationalism from the perspective of OFSTED and the Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural demands of an English school. It continued with Patricia Serrano Rubio describing her experience of working as an Erasmus intern.  Rene Wellen and Beatriz Bartolome


0900                Registration and refreshments

0930                Opening remarks and icebreaker activity

0945                Engaging learners and supporting their SMSC development – an Inspector’s view                         – Lesley Powell, The Academy at Shotton Hall

1010                Developing core skills– an introduction to Connecting Classrooms

                        British Council

1030                Experience of the core skills course – Primary Head, Gateshead LA

1040                Rivers of the world activity -  Veena Soni

1110                Coffee

1130                ERASMUS+ partnership case study  - The Bridge ( Building Resources and                                      Innovation for the Development of Global Education )

                        Presentation by partners from Valerija Peles Croatia

1145                Using google earth in the classroom – Anica Trickovic from Serbia

1200                CLIL – how it is applied in our project – Beatriz Bartolome/Rene Wellen

1215                Overview of etwinning – Ian Kell, The Academy at Shotton Hall

12:30               Reaping the Benefits of an Erasmus Intern Patricia Serrano Rubio  

1245                Lunch

1315                Performance by visiting group

1330                A headteacher’s assessment – adding value and improving pupil motivation

                        Iain Veitch, Headteacher, Park View School

1350                The International School Award framework – Brian Stobie/British Council

1405                Opportunities for school linking – Brian Stobie/British Council

  • Lefevre / UK German Connection/ Schoolsonline

1445                Europe Direct North East – Brian Stobie

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