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Au revoir, Aberdare Girls'!

Schools Into Europe has organised Mrs Fitzgerald’s last trip from Aberdare Girls’ School. Mrs Fitzgerald, who has been traveling with our Managing Director, Lesley Denison, for over twenty five years, has been one of our most longstanding and loyal customers, and has taken more than 1,600 children to France with us. Aberdare Girls’ School will this year be closing due to an amalgamation with other local schools, but during her time there Mrs Fitzgerald has provided her pupils with so many opportunities to travel abroad, which they otherwise may not have had. We wish Mrs Fitzgerald every success and happiness for the future, and send her our hearty congratulations for all which she has accomplished!

Schools Into Europe was thrilled to have raised £352 for the 2013 BBC Children in Need Appeal!

Our staff took part in a Schools Into Europe University Challenge, and the Company sponsored the teams £1 for every point raised. Your starter for ten…

There was also a collection in the office, and all the team was delighted to contribute towards this excellent cause!

Schools Into Europe welcomes the launch of ‘Wales Remembers 1914-1918’.

The programme, which was unveiled last Monday by Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of the Welsh Government, will provide £850,000 for the production of digital educational resources and will enable schools to develop new, or enhance existing, programmes of commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War next year. At Schools Into Europe, we passionately believe in the importance of pupils visiting the battlefields themselves, and to that end have already organised for tens of thousands of children to travel to the Ypres Salient and Somme. Why not contact us to learn in what ways we can enhance your school’s own programme of commemoration, and provide your pupils with experiences they will always remember?

 

We are thrilled to announce that Mark Richardson of Llew Jones Coaches has won Schools Into Europe's Driver of the Year Award for 2012!

Mark has consistently received excellent feedback over the years, and this year was the clear winner! He has received a certificate as well as a cash prize, and we offer him our congratulations and thanks for this excellent achievement!

Schools Into Europe has been running the Driver of the Year Award for a number of years, in recognition of the wonderful service which so many drivers provide to our Party Leaders. The race is now on for 2013, and we look forward to another wonderful year of excellent feedback!

 

Schools Into Europe welcomes pupils from Llanishen High School

As part of its partnership with CiLT Cymru, Schools Into Europe was visited by pupils from Llanishen High School, in order for the pupils to see the ways in which our staff use their Modern Foreign Language skills. Schools Into Europe has been working with the school, which is located in Cardiff, for a number of years, and was thrilled to once again be given the opportunity of welcoming pupils and teachers from the school into our offices. For more information on the visit, please click here to visit CiLT Cymru’s website.

Mark the centenary of the Great War in the battlefields on which it was fought.

Schools Into Europe commends the government for its promise of £50 million to be spent on remembering the First World War on the centenary of its outbreak in 2014. Part of this fund has been secured in order to help secondary school children visit the battlefields, and Schools Into Europe very much hopes that this will give even more children the opportunity of seeing where history was made. From the rebuilt town of Ypres, ever in remembrance, to the haunting tunnels of Vimy Ridge, nowhere is the human cost of war more apparent. The area is also home to a collection of world famous museums, most notable of which is the newly refurbished In Flanders Fields Museum, and children and adults alike cannot help but be struck by the dreadful logistics of a conflict fought for a lasting peace which was not to be. Enrich your pupils’ learning experience and give them a deeper understanding; contact us today for your tailor-made quotation for your visit to the battlefields in 2014.

Schools Into Europe proudly supports the Tylorstown Band.

Schools Into Europe is delighted to once again sponsor Tylorstown Band’s Christmas Fayre. The band, which traces its history back to 1920, and which has been named Champion Band of Wales, is well known in its area, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to its continuing success. If you would like more information, please click here to visit their website (please be aware that this link will redirect you away from our website).