PUPILS at Queen’s Park High School in Handbridge have linked up with a school in Spain as part of an EU scheme to create partnerships across Europe and improve education standards.
Queen’s Park High School will work with the Instituto Zurbarán in Extremadura, Spain.
Students and teachers from the school will visit Spain over the next two years through the Comenius programme, which is funded by the European Commission and managed in the UK by the British Council. The programme enables students and teachers to learn about each other’s culture and education methods.
Headteacher Stephen Casey said: “Hopefully this will help further develop our students’ understanding of the language and culture of their hosts. Without the funding from Comenius this would never happened and so we are grateful for their support.”
Projects include comparison of the different education systems in Spain and the UK, the differences of wearing uniform videoconferencing between students and their pen friends to discuss a fashion show produced by students.