Unique Spanish Exchange for pupils.
This year's exchange dates - SPANISH LEG coming up next - 3 to 8 JUNE 2018. APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE - MR HUGHES, HEADTEACHER WILL BE IN SPAIN FOR THE WHOLE WEEK, AS HE'S THE ONLY FLUENT SPANISH SPEAKER HERE.
THE COST OF THE TRIPS IS INCREDIBLY LOW, FUNDED IN FACT BY A SUCCESSFUL BID TO THE E.U.'S 'ERASMUS'+ PROGRAMME, WHICH ENABLED US TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE AFFORDABLE FOR EVERY FAMILY WHO WISHES TO GO. CHILDREN ON PUPIL PREMIUM OF COURSE GET THE WHOLE THING FREE OF CHARGE.
We're the only primary school in the Mersey region and beyond with a YEAR 6 SPANISH EXCHANGE like this! In October, each year, for the past 5 years, we've welcomed pupils from the Maristas School in Pamplona. They stay with our pupils for a week and enjoy English life; with a fun week in school, and days out! And we return to Spain each June to spend time with them again!
IT WAS A VERY BUSY WEEK OF THE YEAR FOR OUR FAMILIES, STAFF AND ALL THE SPANISH EXCHANGE STUDENTS, FROM SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER TO 8 OCTOBER 2017. A PACKED PROGRAMME OF LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL VISITS WAS PROVIDED - plus evening entertainments. All the other pupils joined us at the Wednesday disco, with all the Spanish students showing their dancing skills. Hey Macarena!
Teachers have also been sharing their skills and pedagogy with each other, both online and in face to face work experience visits. We're all improving our language learning skills too. Yes, Erasmus+ is supporting this too!
We return to Pamplona each June, for a sunny, warm experience in Spain, enjoying the hospitality of our partner school's friends and families! We visit wonderful places, including the stunning beach resort, San Sebastian! WE GO TO SCHOOL THERE; AND PRACTISE OUR SPANISH. An experience of a lifetime - thanks to an 'Erasmus +' European Union grant, administered by the wonderful British Council in Cardiff!
ALL JUNIOR PUPILS HERE LEARN SPANISH - LED BY OUR HEADTEACHER, WHO IS A GRADUATE IN SPANISH & PORTUGUESE. THE SCHOOL IS A CENTRE FOR PRIMARY LANGUAGE LEARNING; and teacher training in primary languages takes place termly in our school, all year round, initially funded by the Department for Education's Languages Hub scheme. We are a member of the north west Primary Languages Network.
SEE OUR NEWS PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS & DETAILS FROM THE MOST RECENT TRIPS!
WE'RE ALREADY PLANNING FOR 2018-2019! TEACHERS IN SPAIN AND ENGLAND HAVE MET WITH INTERESTED Y4 & 5 FAMILIES - IT LOOKS LIKE OUR SPANISH EXCHANGE IS HERE TO STAY, THANKS TO ERASMUS+ AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL! GRACIAS!