Newsletter June 2017

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"!

The Tournament at Conwy

Not since the days of the great kings and princes will such a spectacle have been seen in the shadow of the mighty fortress near the shores of the venerable river Conwy.

At the height of midsummer; June 24th and 25th in the year 2017, a great throng of knights, nobles, men at arms, archers, Vikings, musicians, strolling players, actors, jugglers, merchants and jesters will make their way to ye walled town of Conwy to take part in one of the most entertaining historical re-enactment events to be seen for many a long year!

The medieval fortified walled town forms the perfect picturesque backdrop to the celebrations. It is considered to be one of the finest and most complete examples in the whole of Europe! If this be too good to be true, it be even better; entry to all ye exciting and thrilling events is free of all toll or charge!

It has been proclaimed that the year 2017 is to be the "Year of Legends", come to Conwy and be part of it! Feel the history! Live the legend!

Work Experience for Italian University student

At the end of June, Conlan School in Chester will be welcoming Linda Trevisol from Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy. Linda will be working with Matt, Andy and Jessica in Chester throughout the summer until late August as part of her University course in Business Administration and will be helping in all aspects of the company to put the theories and skills she has learnt at University into practice. Linda will get the chance to work on the preparation of groups coming to the Centre, and work with the students and group leaders during their stay. We are sure that Linda will be a very welcome addition to the school during the busy summer period and look forward to her arrival!

Dyslexia and ESL

In June, 2 groups of 5 Italian Primary School teachers will be coming to Conlan to do courses focusing on Dyslexia. Dyslexia is still a misunderstood condition, even amongst teachers so I feel this course will allow the Italians and staff at Conlan to consider the subject in some depth.
Did you know, for example, that dyslexic students have strengths that come from the right hand side of the brain? So they are often creative, excellent at problem solving and also very good at thinking in 3D, so make good artists as well as good mechanics and engineers. The right hand side of the brain also deals with reflexes and responses so dyslexic students can be very good at sports.
Famous people like Einstein and Bill Gates had dyslexia.
I’m sure the course will allow all of us at Conlan to learn more about the strengths, challenges and solutions to difficulties for teachers and their dyslexic students so we’re very much looking forward to the programme and what it brings.
For an overview of dyslexia, the following video is very good.
We’ll include an article next month about the group’s day at St David’s College, which is on the programme. 70% of students in this school have Specific Learning Difficulties, but with innovative teaching techniques, great care and attention, the school is well known for giving all students the opportunity to reach their full potential. We’ll take a look at what they do and let you know.

Blood, sweat and tears

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Blood, sweat and tears

A lot of effort and suffering This school is the result of 3 years blood, sweat and tears.