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Year 3 were involved in an eTwinning Christmas card project with 15 other schools in Europe in December 2018!

I'll send you a Christmas card - CHRISTMAS CARDS EXCHANGE 2018

Pupils in schools in Spain, Poland, Estonia, Greece, Serbia, Albania, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Croatia, Malta, Portugal, Turkey, France and at Brettenham (the only school in England!) had to create handmade Christmas/Seasonal cards and send at least 2 to each school in the project.

Here is our display:

eTwinning is a free online community for schools in Europe which allows you to find partners and collaborate on projects within a secure network and platform.



In September 2018 Brettenham Primary School applied for and was awarded the Intermediate Certificate of the International School Award.


‘The Intermediate level of the International School Award is for schools already working on international activities. It is ideal for schools that:

  • have made links with other schools overseas and have worked on collaborative projects
  • have shared educational practice with partners overseas and are implementing changes across the school
  • are raising awareness of global issues amongst students.

Application requirements

Schools must demonstrate evidence of at least three curriculum-based international activities, and at least one of these activities must have been done in collaboration with a partner or partners in another country. Note that a significant part of each activity needs to have taken place within the 12 months prior to the application date’.






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.

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Year 5 pupils with letters just received from their pen pals at CEIP PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, Madrid, on 24th January 2018!





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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