Newsletter April 2010

Conlan Gains ABLS Accreditation Status!!!

The recent weeks have seen a huge progression in the on going development of Conlan School. The Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS )is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) approved accreditation body for the purpose of accrediting private education providers. Following an indepth inspection process ABLS Accreditation have awarded Conlan School full accreditation. ABLS aims to provide an accreditation service which allows all providers of private and independently run English language services equal access to an external quality assurance system which is both rigorous and fair. The achievement now means that Conlan School can apply for licences as Tier 4 sponsors under the new Points based system or recruit students that need a visa to study in the United Kingdom. The Director of Conlan School, Francesco Cendron adds, “This is a fantastic achievement for the school and the staff of Conlan. It is a seal of quality assurance and shows that the service we are providing is at a very high level. It shows we are moving in the right direction”.

Llandudno Extravaganza and Llandudno Transport Festival
01/05/10 to 03/05/10

The Llandudno Transport Festival is held on the sea-front showground in one of the most picturesque bays of the UK. Hundred of vintage vehicles will be on display all weekend including buses, cars, tractors and commercial vehicles. There is also a rich variety of stalls booked into the Festival site this year from antiques and garden furniture to handicrafts and clothes. It is held in conjunction with the Victorian Extravaganza. Costume, vintage fairground and a host of attractions combine in a unique annual celebration of transport and entertainment heritage within the town.
The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza offers a great opportunity to experience a huge selection of exhibits such as steam engines, early vehicles, traditional organs and much more. Whether you are an enthusiast or just have a casual interest, The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza gives you the chance to step back in time to see, hear, smell and learn about The Victorian Era.

Work Experience in the Community


Conlan School has recently been involved in a number of work experience initiatives working closely with various companies and businesses in the local community. Conlan School has placed over 40 International students over the past month in a variety of placement from sports and tourism to catering and fashion outlets. One lucky student spent 2 weeks at the local football club promoting the club to the community. Colwyn Bay Football Club is also currently hosting 2 other Conlan School students this week in similar initiatives.

Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Manchester’s urban culture Trail series has just launched! The initial series of four themed, self-guided tours offer you the opportunity to discover Manchester’s arts & culture scene past and present by walking it!
Whether you want to read up before you visit Manchester or simply walk it whilst in the city, the free-to-download trails offer an easy way to find out about Manchester’s diverse culture scene and the many stories behind it. The four tours are “Radical Manchester: Museum and Galleries”, “The Sound of Music”, “Creativity and the City: Contemporary Arts” and “A City Performs: Theatres”.