Newsletter July 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"!

Interview with Work Experience Students
The students are very happy to have done this work experience, all their experiences have gone very well; as well as improving their English they learned how offices work and how to serve customers, many of the students don’t want to return to Italy because the people here are so kind and always smiling and the town is fantastic too. The employers said that this experience gives the students an insight into working life and it is a great way to learn the habits of another country. For all of them this is a memorable experience that they will never forget.

Chester Open Air Theatre
This Summer the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is returning with three plays. The season runs from the 3rd July until 23rd August. You have a choice of Shakespeare plays Romeo and Juliet or The Merry Wives of Windsor, alternatively you could see a modern adaptation of Wind in the Willows.
In the last five years, this theatre company has gained a reputation for excellence, innovation, adventure and fun. The stage is set up in a circular shape surrounded by seating, where the audience can enjoy the performance with a picnic.
Each play is performed by the same theatre company. Last year they performed to more than 20,000 people.

Is it time for homework to change?
In Le Marche an Italian teacher has given his students a list of life advice instead of the usual holiday homework.
His 15 point list of advice has since gone viral all through Europe with very positive feedback. He gives his students recommendations such as “At least once, go and watch the sunrise”. He also suggests walking by the sea in the morning “thinking of the things you love in life” and to dance shamelessly when the mood strikes, because “Summer is a dance and it is foolish not to take part”.
It’s not all fun and games though, the teacher does encourage them to read lots and review everything they’ve learned in the past year. "The more things you can say, the more things you can think; and the more things you can think, the freer you are," he says.

Illustrated Idiom of the Month
Clutching at Straws: To try and get out of a situation by any means possible, even if it’s quite unlikely to succeed.