Newsletter April 2015

The Conlan School Course Guide

The Conlan School Course Guide demonstrates the broad range of study programmes we can offer you and your students. Through our ever growing network of contacts in the business and educational community, our aim is to provide experiences that will expand knowledge and increase confidence within the culture of Wales and the UK. We hope that during your time with us you and your students can progress personally and positively in every aspect of life!

Please, click here to download "The Conlan School Course Guide"!

Let’s be young professionals!
The French VET system, aims at giving young people, from 16 to 26, who have completed compulsory schooling, a general, theoretical and practical training.
A minimum of 400 hours per year are spent in apprentice training centres (centre de formation d’apprentis /CFA) whereas the time left is spent in a company. Depending on the type of profession and the qualification sought, apprentices develop their skills and competences during one, two or three years. This is integrated with English Language programmes, and our MSE group chose to come to Chester!
As part of their programme, over two weeks, they have undertaken 40 hours of English Lessons together with workshops and company visits centered round Maintenance of Electronic Systems.
But it’s not all about work; what better way to enjoy learning about British culture than enjoying our Host Family’s delicious home baked cakes and a cup of tea!
You could say…”we’ve had our cake and eaten it!” ;)

Conlan Visits Local School Performance!
In March, 30 of our students and their 4 group leaders were lucky enough to be in Abergele in the same week that Bryn Elian High School were putting on their annual performance. This year, the high school performed “The Wizard of Oz.” It was an excellent opportunity for the 16 – 19 year-old students of Conlan School to see their contemporaries act and sing so well, and something they will probably never have the opportunity to do again. The group were asked whether they enjoyed the performance on the following day and everyone said that it was a wonderful evening and that the star of the show – Dorothy – was just like Judy Garland! We would like to thank staff at Bryn Elian for working with us to organise the evening and for the fantastic job they and the students did with the actual performance. Well done! The next opportunity students will have to see a high school performance is when students of Emrys ap Iwan perform at Rhyl’s Pavilion Theatre during the North Wales Schools Games early in July.

Idiom of the month
What are Jessica and Jennie doing in Conlan Chester and which idiom are they trying to demonstrate? It means “To have one’s cake and eat it” Definition: To have or do two good things simultaneously. Normally used in the negative. You can’t have your cake and eat it.

Winner March idiom: Prof.ssa Caterina Messana!
What was the answer of the March idiom of the month? it was to pull someone’s leg!