This section of the website is for the young people of the different Newcastles to provide information about their youth councils and parliaments, and to share links to their own social media sites so that they can be in touch with each other.
We will also post information about existing schools links between the different Newcastles, and a list of schools that are looking for links.
We will give information about universities and colleges in the different Newcastles to help people decide if they would like to study in another Newcastle.
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There’s a unique opportunity for Newcastle schools to take part in an international programme. There are over 100 places in the world that share the name “Newcastle” from Neuchâtel in Switzerland to Shinshiro in Japan. Each place has its own unique culture, customs, heritage and geography – not to mention so many languages!
Our unique schools programme offers an opportunity to partner with a school in a Newcastle in another part of the world. This is a great way for children to learn about people from other places, whilst feeling a common bond – we share a name! With support from educationalists we offer resources and an educational pack for teachers to support their work
in the classroom – as well as a chance to correspond and share work online and in person. Several schools have signed up to the programme already, but we’re still looking for more!
In 2012 we ran a pilot project and connected 12 UK schools with an overseas Newcastle. Children learned about the traditions and customs from Japan, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, France, Georgia, Romania, Latvia and the USA producing projects in Geography, Science, Languages, Art and Music. Schools also made welcome banners and paintings for the delegates of the 2012 conference and we processed through the streets of Newcastle with our banners and flags, singing songs and learning dances from all over the world.
If you’d like to find out more about this year’s programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little bit about your school.