Newsletter January 2019

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"!

Our groups, our people – New Work Experience Officer

As part of our recent recruitment drive, we have taken on a Work Experience Officer. The job of finding work placements has always been part of the Director of Studies’ remit but, over the years, the number of WEX groups has grown. This has been due to successful programmes and therefore returning groups, expanding our database of placements and also because of our knowledge of the Erasmus+, PON and other projects. Paul Garvey has many years’ experience of sourcing and placing students on work placement programmes so we’re very fortunate to have him on board. He’s also highly qualified in Health and Safety so we know students welfare and safety will be just as high on his priority list as finding the perfect match for every student. We look forward to working with him and hundreds of students leaving Conlan having had a fulfilling and enjoyable experience!
Welcome to the team Paul!

EFL topics - Global education

Global education is an innovative approach to bringing positive change in our society. It is an active learning process which is based on the values of tolerance, solidarity, equality, justice, cooperation, and peace. Learners are faced with real-world issues such as inequality, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, justice, citizenship, and sustainability. Leaners are made more aware of these types of issues and develop a deeper understanding of their complexity. Global education encourages students to critically reflect on these issues and empowers students to become more active and understand their responsibilities in the world. It is a very learner-centred approach which encourages cooperative learning, self-reflection, and responsibility. Global learning promotes partnership, participation, and it is very motivating and allows learners to take more control over the learning process by discussing issues which interest them.
Ultimately global education links people throughout the world, raises the learners’ awareness of political, cultural, economic, and environmental issues, and works towards achieving a sustainable world in which power and resources are shared more equally. Furthermore, global education develops attitudes, values, and skills which encourage people to work together for a better society, life, and world.

What’s on - Chester

Taking place from 12th – 20th January, the first ever CH1 Chester Food & Drink Week is offering Cestrians and visitors to the city a range of discounts and special offers to help celebrate the New Year.
CH1ChesterBID has organised for over 20 restaurants, pubs and cafes to participate across the week and tempt diners through their doors with bargain set price menus and happy hours.
After the excesses of Christmas, there will be plenty of offers to take the family out for a meal without breaking the bank and the perfect opportunity to try new restaurants and tastes.

Phrase of the month

'away with the fairies'
Someone who is away with the fairies is in a dream world, unaware of reality or slightly mad.

'There's no point asking him anything, he's away with the fairies!'