Visit of Spanish exchange teachers, 6-10 March 2017.

We were delighted to welcome Alberto Burguete, Headteacher of our partner school, Maristas Pamplona, this week. Joining him were the school's exchange co-ordinator Bernard Slattery and their early years specialist teacher, Xabier Torres. Xabi teaches English to the 3 and 4 year olds; he was especially interested in our outstanding system for early phonics learning.

The picture attached shows us at their welcome mass, presenting him with a hardback book, with photos from each year of our Exchange-Intercambio programme.

Funding has been provided by an Erasmus Plus EU grant, with ongoing support from our amazing friends in the British Council, based in Cardiff. Part of the visit was spent on preparing a new grant, until 2020, which will hopefully subsidise pupil exchanges and staff learning projects, to make these unique opportunities affordable for everyone in our two communities.

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