Newsletter March 2012

North Wales Schools' Games - July 2012: registration completed!

Inspired by London 2012 Olympic Games, Conlan School promotes North Wales Schools' Games, in partnership with Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan.

North Wales Schools' Games represents a unique opportunity to bring sport education and language learning together and create an inspirational event for international students which will encourage more young people to take part in sport and develop language skills.

North Wales Schools' Games include the sports of rounders (typical British game), basketball/dodgeball, football, tag rugby and mini marathon plus an excellent variety of lessons and activities which enable reciprocal knowledge and cultural exchanges.

We completed the registration of all the international teams: please find here more information about the participants:

Conlan students experience life at the University of Chester

The new Chester branch of Conlan School recently welcomed its second and third groups throughout the middle of March. Both schools – Vittorio Emannuele II, Bergamo, and J.J. Rousseau, Rome, followed standard general English programmes but their students were also given a taste of University life here in the UK. Thanks to Conlan Schools close networks within the local education sector, a day of the students’ programme was carried out within the campus of the University of Chester. The students enjoyed lessons within the University campus which were followed by guided tours of the University’s grounds and state of the art facilities by some of the University’s student ambassadors.
Conlan School would like to thank all those at the University of Chester for making the students experience one to remember.

Ffin Dance "athletic technical contemporary dance" Resolution! 31st March

Informed by experiences drawn from an extensive performance background Lambert’s focus and interest is working through the body, where the devised movement becomes an expressive and physical landscape. It initiates from an interest in the manipulation and physical articulation of the body, as a reactive response to the images, sound score and environment.
Movement is the starting point of exploration and space is explored as a laboratory to frame movement. Gary’s appetite for movement has resulted in an eclectic style with an emphasis on physical aesthetics.
Through the interaction of the creative process with FFIN dancers, Gary has made a pure, non-narrative work that is highly unique and reflects his love for athletic physicality.

Chester International Film Festival

Seven nights of films in Chester! This celebration of the finest films in international cinema took place in March in the magical atmosphere of St Mary’s Centre Chester. This festival included a screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, with a live piano accompaniment and specially commissoned score by Chester-based Composer Neil Glendinning.

Saying of the month: Loose cannon

It means “An unpredictable person or thing, liable to cause damage if not kept in check by others.”
From the 17th century to the 19th century, wooden warships carried cannon as their primary offensive weapons. In order to avoid damage from their enormous recoil when fired they were mounted on rollers and secured with rope. A loose cannon was just what it sounds like, that is, a cannon that had become free of its restraints and was rolling dangerously about the deck.

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"!