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Newsletter November 2017

The Conlan School Course Guide

The Conlan School Course Guide demonstrates the broad range of study programmes we can offer you and your students. Through our ever growing network of contacts in the business and educational community, our aim is to provide experiences that will expand knowledge and increase confidence within the culture of Wales and the UK. We hope that during your time with us you and your students can progress personally and positively in every aspect of life!

Please, click here to download "The Conlan School Course Guide"!

Alternanza Scuola Lavoro and Science Programme


We recently put together two programmes for a large group of students from a Liceo Scientifico in Italy, splitting the group and running programmes in both Chester and Abergele.
The programmes involved lessons to improve confidence and knowledge in using English to talk about different aspects of Science. Also, activities in the afternoon were organised to allow for further knowledge to develop on different areas of Science within the context of using English. Both programmes contributed to the Italian curriculum’s Alternanza Scuola Lavoro scheme.
One of the activities was a project work called “Space Dome” organised by Glyndwr University’s Techniquest team. The students arrived to set up a huge dome within the local church hall. Inside the dome, it was like a mini planetarium! Techniquest team carried out an expert talk by projecting a show about the solar system, tailoring the information to suit the students’ age and English level. Thanks to Techniquest for an interesting event and good luck to the scientific students this academic year. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks also to the staff at West Cheshire College, Chester for giving us a wonderful tour and science workshop in the science laboratory.


Lecture given by an Applied Sciences teacher in the science laboratory at West Cheshire College, Chester


First Aid Training


Welfare is very important to us all at Conlan School. Our full time staff have always been first-aid trained regularly, are qualified fire marshals and also qualified in safeguarding young people. We thought it would be a good idea to extend that to the teaching staff so in October we organised for a training provider to come to our Abergele centre and train the teachers in first aid. Thanks to our excellent trainer Julie from Jigsaw Medical for an excellent course. The teachers all passed the test and are now qualified for the next three years.


The Lanterns at Chester Zoo


This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and spellbinding theatrical adventure. The Lanterns at Chester Zoo will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before. With incredible lanterns, performance and a sprinkle of Chester Zoo magic, it’s a perfect, heart-warming and memorable festive event for all generations.


To get bent out of shape


When someone gets upset or angry with you they might be said to “get bent out of shape.”
For example:
“I only borrowed your computer. Why are you getting so bent out of shape?”
“He’s only 5 minutes late. Don’t get to bent out of shape!”
When was the last time someone got bent out of shape with you?