Newsletter July 2013

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"!

San Michele visits again
18/06/2013 to 02/07/2013

Once again, Conlan School has welcomed a group of agricultural students from San Michele agricultural school - Trento, Italy, to complete a 2 week programme here in the UK. This year the group stayed at our Chester centre with the programme geared around the farming industry in the region of Cheshire. The interesting and fun packed programme saw the students visiting a variety of agricultural places including a day out at Cheshire’s largest agricultural show – The Cheshire Show 2013, a guided tour of NWF Agriculture and Reaseheath Agricultural College, and visits to an organic farm – Riverside Organic Farm, and a local Red Poll beef rearing farm – The Grange.

The programme culminated in the students making and presenting presentations all about their visits and what they saw and learnt during their stay.
Conlan School would like to thank the following for their warm welcome and hospitality:
NWF Agriculture -
Reaseheath College -
Riverside Organic Farm -
The Grange – Red Poll Farm, Mickle Trafford

If you are at a vocational school or college, or simply passionate about a specific topic or subject, then why not contact Conlan School to discuss what projects and programmes we can offer. We are sure that one of our bespoke courses is the best way to learn English, whilst studying a topic related to your interest.

Project Youmove : Work Experience

10/06/2013 to 07/07/2013 and 08/07/2013 to 05/08/2013

Conlan School has recently been working with Porta Nuova Europa, Pavia, a company who helps to facilitate youth mobility projects across Europe. We have specifically collaborated on month long Leonardo da Vinci Projects, which has seen two groups of students from Pavia coming to our Chester school to complete a week of lessons and 3 weeks on a work experience. The two groups have been working at various companies in the local community, which cover a range of sectors: ITC, catering & hospitality, retail, and agriculture. With the first group having left and the second group having just arrived the project, so far, has been particularly successful as 2 of the students were offered apprenticeships and one student being offered some IT work to do from his home in Italy! We look forward to seeing how the second group from this project gets on.
Please see the photo gallery of the students at work

Conlan would like to thank all at Porta Nuova Europa and those companies who helped make this project such a success. We would also like to wish the students all the very best for with their future studies.
Would you like to create a project involving work experience, or, do you simply want more information on our work experience programmes? Please get in touch as we have placements in a wide variety of sectors to suit all needs and vocations.

SEACAMS Sustainable Business

Through partnering with the Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences’ SEACAMS Project, and receiving its support, Conlan School has committed to improving its engagement with some major sustainability themes: Environmental Management and Equal Opportunities. Having satisfactorily completed and implemented sustainability improvements whilst working with the SEACAMS Project, Conlan School is pleased to announce a new Sustainable Business Charter Mark. This Charter Mark demonstrates Conlan's commitment to both promoting equal opportunities in the workplace and also engaging in sustainable development, having made social and environmental improvements to the way we work for both now and in the future.


After the great success of 2012’s parade, the organisers of Liverpool Carnival Company and Orb Events anticipate that this year’s event will be the best Brazilica yet, taking over the entire city centre on Saturday 20 July.
The carnival parade will take place on the evening of Saturday 20 July and since 2008 has included samba groups from countries as wide-ranging as Brazil, Singapore, France, Holland, Ireland, Germany and Spain, with prestigious bands such as Paraiso School of Samba (who featured heavily in the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony) getting involved. Bands from Japan, Poland, Sweden and Italy are already expressing interest in performing in this year’s parade!
Brazilica has become one of the flagship events of the year in Liverpool’s festival calendar - a colourful celebration of Brazilian music, dance, culture, food and of course, football and a fitting warm up to Brazil hosting the World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games. In 2012 the festival was nominated for numerous awards including Best Cultural Event at the Brazilian International Press Awards, Best Cultural Event at the Juice FM Style Awards and Best Marketing Campaign at the City of Liverpool Business Awards.
BRAZILICA promises to be Liverpool's most exciting, exotic and vibrant spectacle: a Rio-style Brazilian samba carnival exploding with life, music, sport and dazzling costumes through the streets of the city centre, so get BRAZILICA 2013 (12 – 20 July) in your diaries and get ready to party!

Fun facts about English
Did you know….

…"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", contains all 26 letters of the alphabet?
… a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram"?
… the longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is "rhythm"?
… more English words begin with the letter "s" than with any other letter?
… the oldest word in the English language is 'town'?