NewVic has developed several links and projects with schools across Europe. Two major projects that have now been run for many years: The Comenius project and the European Business Project. The college also regularly welcomes visitors and is keen to promote international partnerships across the college.
NewVIc German and history students went to Berlin not only to explore the sights but also to become friends with the students of our partner college Hildegard Wegscheider Gymnasium.
Students at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) will pitch marketing campaigns at a range of German manufacturersare with students from the Berufliche Schule Korbach und Bad Arolsen (BSK) in Germany.
NewVIc recently had the pleasure of hosting 20 A-level students from Kaufmännische Schulen (one of NewVIc's partner schools) in Rheine, Germany.
SHAPE Europe – Sustainability, Health, Activity, Personality, Energy: Being Young in Europe. This is the focus of the Comenius Project – a cooperation financed by the European Union between New VIc in London, the Kaufmännische Schulen in Rheine, in Germany and Obchodna Academia Milana Hodžu in Trenčin, in Slovakia.
The “Active Youth Day” brings to a close this exiting project where students and teachers worked together for over two years: We visited each other in Trencin, Rheine and London, worked together in workshops and climbed the German Alps. We got to know each others’ lifestyles and problems faced by young people in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. This three day finale with demonstrations of the sports we play, performances of dance, exhibitions of our work and a panel discussion shows us what we have found out about healthy lifestyles, sustainable energies, active lives and the future of Europe. But above all the SHAPE Europe project has brought us together in finding out what it means to be young in Europe.
Project Leader: Christine Khakhar
Explore some of the activities that took place at Active Youth Day in this video:
Want more? You can also watch footage of a SHAPE Europe workshop that took place in June 2012 below:
European Business project
This project between NewVic and the Berufliche Schulen Korbach und Bad Arolsen involves reciprocal trips to England and Germany, during which students work on common business projects with the help of German companies from the Korbach area and teachers from both Colleges. This project aims for students from both schools to give students experience of team work on a “real-life” business project, give students an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and provide experience of working within a European Business Organisation.
Project Leader: Polliner Chukwuma
Other links and projects
- Frequent visits from European schools. In 2012-2013, NewVic welcomed visitors from several schools coming from France but also from Germany and Denmark. These visits included tours of the College, lesson observations but also diverse projects during which NewVic students worked together with other European students. This year such projects were conducted in Philosophy, French, German, Maths, Art and Music lessons.
- London to Paris by bike will be run for the second time in 2013. A group of students from NewVic and the Lycée Montesquieu (Le-Plessis) will travel from Paris to London… by bike!
- Jules Verne Programme: French teachers teaching their own subjects in England. Since the start of that programme launched by the Education Nationale in September 2008, NewVic has welcomed seven French teachers spending an academic year in our College, teaching their own subjects and developing further links with their schools in France.
- NewVic also welcomed students or teaching staff from abroad completing a work experience.
Diane Bruel, European Links Coordinator
European Links Coordinator and Teacher of French
Diane studied English Degree at University of La Sorbonne (Paris IV) and European Master’s Degree in Teaching of French as a Foreign Language (Master FLE) at University of Nanterre (Paris X) combined with a PGCE at the University
of Cumbria and has been teaching for six years.
“Studying French not only improves your communication skills, it also gives you the opportunity to discuss global issues and gain a better understanding of French society. At NewVIc you will take part in several projects with our partner schools in France. Our A-level French results are constantly good and many of our students choose to pursue a language career or combine French with the subject of their choice, such as Business or Drama.”