International Links

Sharing Good Practice

We welcomed four teachers from the Netherlands into school this week. They came into Swalwell to observe lessons, share good practice and to discuss the implementation of the creative curriculum and Mantle of the Expert. J...

Swalwell Hosts Comenius Event

Over the last two years, Swalwell has taken part in a very exciting European cultural exchange programme. We linked up with schools around Europe to experience and gain from education in other countries. Staff from Swalwell visited primary schools in four cities. The...

Comenius Project

Comenius partnerships are projects that enable staff and students to work with partners in other European countries. School staff have, over the past two years, visited four countries, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Hungary, embracing the culture and heritage of each...

Teachers from the Netherlands

We welcomed four teachers from the Netherlands into school today. They came into Swalwell to observe lessons, share good practice and to discuss the implementation of the creative curriculum. Some of our Year 6 children interviewed the visitors to find out how...

Comenius Project

Comenius partnerships are projects that enable staff and students to work with partners in other European countries. In October, project meetings are taking place in Hungary. Staff in our school will travel there to discuss the project, to spend time with Hungarian...

Comenius Project- Turkey

At the beginning of this academic year, Swalwell embarked on an exciting two year project with four other schools in Poland, Romania, Turkey and Hungary ( known as the Comenius Project) the venture is designed to promote links between all five countries and to...

Comenius links to Romania

We are part of the Comenius Programme, a programme which aims to help staff and pupils better understand a range of European cultures, languages and values. Schools from different European countries work together in various ways, travelling to partner schools,...

Spanish Assistant

Today we welcome Mr Melgar to school. Mr Melgar will be with us until the end of June and will be teaching Spanish, PE and some music to children from Nursery to Year 6 as part of the schools work with the British Council and international links. He will also be...

Comenius Project

The school has secured a grant from the British Council to enable us to link with Schools in Europe, participating in a project which will take place over 2 years (2010-2012). The project is based on learning about our own and other countries history, heritage,...

e- Twinning

We have been awarded a European Quality Label from the British Council for the excellence of the work produced in the e-Twinning project "European Tales in Children's Words". This means that the 'Lambton Worm' work of the students in Y4/5 classes of 2009/10 has been...

E Twinning Project

Swalwell Primary School is linking with Turkey, Romania, Poland, France and Spain to do a writing and art project. Some Y4/5 pupils are writing and illustrating the story of the Lambton Worm. The work will be exchanged with the work of the children from European...

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