Newsletter June 2012

North Wales Schools' Games - 1st-15th July 2012

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.

Please find here more information about the participants:

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"!

Work Experience Students arrive in Chester!
29.05.2012 – 03.07.2012
We welcomed our first group of students to our new school in Chester! With the great weather we took them on a glorious tour through the city, past the river Dee and finishing in the Grosvenor Park, where some students discovered their talents for squirrel-whispering.

The group have now settled into their work placements, ranging from nursery work, travel agency, Chester University and horse stables, and are enjoying them very much.

Are you interested in organizing any work experience project for your students? Please, contact us at

Chester Festivals
02.06.2012 – 15.07.2012

Although it may not feel like it, summer is well on its way, bringing with it a variety of festivals and events to suite all tastes. There will be music, cinema and theatre almost every day during the months of June and July.

The Chester Summer Music Festivalis a two week festival in early July that hosts musicians from all over the world. Vocal music is the main theme of the festival, which opens with the community ‘Big Sing!’ event, with singing workshops, a Gospel-themed sing along, a new community opera and choirs showcasing their talent over the whole weekend.

The brand new community opera inspired by London 2012 and written by Chester residents Helen Newall with music by Matt Baker, 'THE CHESTER GIANTS' takes the legend of the Chester Giant who searches for a soul-mate throughout the four corners of the earth as a starting point.

This 40 minute opera will be performed in Chester's Amphitheatre on the weekend of the Big Sing!

Did you know these facts about Chester?

Did you know that under a Tudor law it is supposedly illegal for Welshmen to enter Chester after nightfall – and apparently legal to shoot them with a bow and arrow within the city walls there after midnight? Please don’t test the law!

Did you know that the first person to walk across Chester’s Grosvenor Bridge was a young Princess Victoria ? It was opened by her mother on October 17 1832, but not opened to the public until the following November.

Did you know that Chester’s Rows are unique not only in Britain but (in this precise form) anywhere in the world? The covered walkways on four of the main streets of the city allow create double-decker shopping there, and have done so according to records since at least the 13th century.

Did you know that the Roman amphitheatre in Chester had seats for 7000 spectators? Deva (the Roman name for Chester) was one of the most important Roman settlements in Britain.

Phrase of the Month: ‘To be an Eager Beaver’

The term eager beaver refers to a person who is hard-working and enthusiastic, sometimes considered overzealous. This expression became especially popular during World War II, applied to recruits anxious to impress their commanding officers by such behaviour.
"The new accountant works all the time - first to arrive and last to leave - a real eager beaver!"

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