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European Studies Round up

Tue 9th Feb 2021
Bridge the Pond
Bridge the Pond is a school-to-school transatlantic initiative from the European Parliament which we are taking part in with students from Blacksburg High School in Virginia. Our students are working together in transatlantic committee groups on the topics of Climate Justice and Sustainability, Digital Citizenship and Study Abroad. On March 3rd, students from both schools will present the findings of their research to Chris Hearst, delegate for Virginia, Blacksburg Mayor, Leslie Hager-Smith and Maria Walsh, MEP for the Midlands-North West constituency. This is only the 2nd time that such a project has been undertaken and we are honoured and privileged to have been chosen to take part. Our students will learn the value of democracy and the importance of making their voices heard.
The TY Deutsch class continues to work with their project partners, the British School in the Netherlands, on their eTwinning project "Komm zu Besuch". The project celebrates linguistic and cultural exchange and we have had great fun this term designing and taking part in a cultural quiz with our partners. After the break, we will be starting work on our final collaborative project.
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Our inaugural Erasmus+ project is called "Generation EU: Shaping the future of Europe". Students taking part are working with partners at the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium in Ettlingen, Germany. Though the current public health situation has delayed the start of our project, work has now begun on our first collaborative project - a cultural exchange where students present aspects of their country, region and town to one another. 
The call to design a poster for the project remains open. Details of how to enter can be found on the flyer (attached).
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TY Challenge
TY students are currently taking part in a series of weekly challenges. The week 1 challenge was to take a photograph that best represents the coming of spring. The entries were wonderful and did a lot to lift everyone's spirits. The winning photograph was "New Life", taken by Ella Ormsby. The current challenge is to recreate a scene from a film, using only the people and props that can be found at home / in school.
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