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Posted on 24th April 2013 | GeneralNews


Year 11 students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt recently travelled to Reutlingen in Germany as part of their involvement in a two-year British Council Comenius School Partnership project. 

Comenius is part of the European Community’s Lifelong Learning Programme which seeks, among other goals, to promote cooperation and mobility, and to strengthen the European dimension in education.  Comenius addresses school education and is guided by two overall objectives: to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages and to develop their appreciation of the value of this diversity.   It also aims to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship.

Accompanied by Miss McAllister, Citizenship Co-ordinator, and Miss Donoghue, Head of Modern Languages, the students visited St. Mary’s partner school in Reutlingen – Friedrich List Gymasium – and engaged in activities such as working with their counterparts there on a joint newspaper.  Students also enjoyed a visit to Stuttgart and Tubingen, as well as a stop at a local pretzel factory

The students involved in the British Council Comenius trip were: Kyle Johnston, Paul McCarron, Katie McAuley, Roisin McErlean, Niamh Hughes, Orla Mallon, Eva Kelly, Annie O’Loane, Mark Rushe and Hannah Connolly.

Photograph Details:  Year 11 students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt who visited Germany as part of the British Council Comenius School Partnership Project pictured with Miss McAllister (Citizenship Co-ordinator) and Miss Donoghue (Head of Modern Languages).