In August 2017 Brettenham secured funding through the British Council for another Erasmus+ KA1 (staff mobility) project in Spain, this time with a Geography focus.
In the middle of the Easter holidays in April 2018 six members of staff went on a Field Trip to Madrid, where they researched elements of human and physical Geography for comparison with London. They also visited Brettenham’s two partner schools, in one of which they observed Geography being taught in English through the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach that is popular in Spain.
The one-year project culminated in the creation of a new Unit of Work at Brettenham that combines Geography and Spanish.
Brettenham Primary School has just completed a two-year Erasmus+ KA1 (staff mobility) project that was funded by the EU and organised through the British Council.
Over the two years, twelve members of staff, in two groups of six, have taken part in an educational programme in Spain. The first group spent a week in Madrid in the Easter holidays of 2016, and the second a week in the Easter holidays of 2017, which was split between Madrid and Salamanca.
During the two visits the groups attended a language course, observed and taught lessons in Brettenham’s two partner primary schools in Madrid, Colegio Santa Helena and C.E.I.P. Francisco de Quevedo, and participated in numerous cultural visits and events.
Brettenham Primary School received the British Council International School Award (Foundation Level) for undertaking its successful Erasmus+ Project.
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