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Tim Penn, Signature Leather and Ysgol John Bright

Tim Penn, Founder of Signature Leather has a positive and serious message - that languages and business go hand in hand . Last term Tim visited Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno at the invitation of Mez Saywood-Peyrasse, Deputy Head of Languages Faculty Head of M.F.L Department to have a conversation on this subject with the whole of Year 9 over 4 mornings


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Circuit of Wales and Abertillery Comprehensive School

In an area of high unemployment, the Circuit of Wales has been largely welcomed by the local community.

The 3.5 mile long international circuit at Rassau Ebbw Vale will host the Moto GP as well as Go Karting and motocross events. Incredibly, the circuit will attract more than 750,000 visitors annually. On September 23rd 2013 the transformational plans were unveiled by Jonathan Jones and Paul Shackson to year 8 pupils at Abertillery Comprehensive School.


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The Big Bang- Glamorgan University

On July 3rd at Glamorgan University, Careers Wales ran the Big Bang Event for South Wales Schools. This time, the focus was not just on sciences, languages also featured!


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Eurocaps and Tredegar Comprehensive School

 

 Most pupils at Tredegar Comprehensive School were already familiar with the company's  easily recognisable products from shopping trips to the local  supermarket and pharmacies

However, little did they realise that the products were produced at a factory ‘down the road’. The company in question is Eurocaps, a world leader in the manufacturing of soft gel capsules.

 


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Ebbw Fawr Learning Community school and TATA

Tata Steel, Llanwern welcomed a group of year 9 pupils of French to their brand new offices on Friday 17th of May. 2013.

Gaining so much from being in a business context, the pupils sat in one of the company’s conference rooms. There, they met Nathalie DeFrance of the company.


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Elfed High pupils visit Ancon

A group of 12 year 9 students were selected to attend a business visit to Ancon. The visit was organised by CILT Cymru to promote languages in business. Ancon is an International company that produces stainless steel fixings for the building industry. The factory that we went to is situated on Deeside Industrial Park,


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Schaeffler Group and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera

Donna Williams-Bevan of Schaeffler in Llanelli visited Year 9 pupils at Ysgol Ystalyfera on Monday 28th January 2013.  Donna gave an inspiring and interesting presentation about her background as a linguist, detailing why she chose to study languages, and how useful the ability to speak different languages has been in her career.


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Cassidian and Bryntirion Comprehensive School

Cassidian in Newport opened their doors to year 9 and year 8 pupils of french on June 29th, 2012


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Bryntirion Comprehensive School and Cassidian

 

Twenty year 8 pupils and 3 Year 10 pupils from Bryntirion Comprehensive School were welcomed by Cassidian


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Schools into Europe

Llanishen High School has taken part in many successful school trips with Schools into Europe over recent years and on 14th November, four Year 9 pupils visited the company and met with the Operations Director Rhys Denison. 


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Caldicot Comprehensive Visit to Capital Law

Four Caldicot Comprehensive pupils studying Business French NVQ visited Capital Law, Cardiff accompanied by their teacher Eve Stokoe.  The purpose of the visit was to see how businesses in Wales use languages.


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Wolfestone Translation Ltd and Llangatwg Comprehensive School

On 4th July, the NVQ French Business Language group visited Wolfestone, a multi award winning translation company in Swansea. 


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Eversheds and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni

According to Eversheds LLP “Languages enhance your communication skills and make your CV stand out!

Such a persuasive argument from ‘Eversheds’ really got the pupils thinking!


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Branching Out Europe and Caerleon Comprehensive School

A group of Year 11 pupils from Caerleon Comprehensive School would have been mistaken in thinking that the only way they would get to practise their German was hopping on a plane to Munich or Stuttgart!


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OSTC and Bryn Tawe

Students and staff have seen how languages can benefit them in their future careers after a trip to OSTC’s Swansea office...


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Tata Steel and St Joseph's High School, Newport

If someone asked you what TATA Steel made, you might be forgiven for stating the obvious... but did you know that some of UK's well-known brands such as Tetley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Taj Hotels and Tata Steel Europe, are a part of Tata and as such, operate in 6 business sectors in the UK?


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Wolfestone Translation Ltd welcomes Pentrehafod

Technology and translation…Pentrehafod pupils grasp this powerful combination at their visit to Wolfestone Translation Ltd, Swansea


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Ebbw Vale pupils unveil the importance of languages at Cassidian Systems

A pupils's' account: Lucy Beacham,  year 9 pupil, Ebbw Vale Comprehensive School


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Language learning is the law for Llanishen High pupils

Pupils from Llanishen High School have seen how foreign languages can be used in the Welsh workplace on a visit to Capital Law.


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Cardiff Airport and Brynhafren Comprehensive School

Modern Foreign Languages at Brynhafren Comprehensive School in Barry is really taking off.

Foreign languages have flourished at the school and this is very much as a result of the exciting challenge set by the Airport this year.


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BCB International and Radyr Comprehensive School

BCB International, a company tucked away on an industrial estate in Cardiff was a real find for the BLC Scheme. The company designs and manufactures high quality gadgets and products for the military worldwide.


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Llangatwg Comprehensive and CASSIDIAN SYSTEMS

Security passes in hand, 13 pupils from Llangatwg Comprehensive School were escorted through the state of the art building that is Cassidian Systems, Newport...


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TATA Steel and Dyffryn Comprehensive School

The steel plant in Port Talbot has always provided the backdrop to the lives of students of Dyffryn Comprehensive School in the town.  However, little have the children realised that there is a firm link between French at school and the plant. One pupil exclaimed I didn’t know they used languages there!”


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Schaeffler Group and Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron

On the 8th of December , 19 pupils from Ysgol Gyfun  Aberaeron visited the  Schaeffler Group  plant in Llanelli.


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EADS Defence and Security Systems UK

EADS is the leading UK supplier of secure end-to-end communications to the Ministry of Defence and actively promotes the use of languages in the workplace to pupils from Lewis School, Pengam and West Monmouth Comprehensive School....


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Prestatyn High Schools' visit to Ancon

Ancon is a company which designs and manufactures high integrity steel products for the construction industry. Within Ancon, French, German and Spanish is spoken. One of their UK plants is located in Deeside Industrial Park.


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Spectrum Technologies and Bishopston Comprehensive School

On the 27th January 2011, 8 NVQ students from Bishopston Comprehensive School, Swansea were lucky enough to visit the Spectrum Technologies offices in Bridgend.


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Cardiff and Co at Cantonian High School

‘Cardiff and Co’ is the organisation responsible for promoting Cardiff. Carys Pugh D’Auria, the Head of Trade and Investment at ‘Cardiff and Co’ visited Cantonian High School on the 2nd of February 2011 in order to highlight the link between MFL and selling the city to the outside world.


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Brynmawr Comprehensive School and Big Pit: National Coal Museum

In October 2009, Brynmawr School year 9 pupils linked up with a visiting French School at Big Pit. Since then, years 7, 8 & 9 pupils have been corresponding with pen pals from College Jean Gremillon on a variety of topics such as exchanging recipes and cultural information.


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Glyn Derw High School and Eversheds

On the 29th November 2011, Eversheds welcomed 30 year 9 students from Glyn Derw High School to their impressive offices on Callaghan Square in Cardiff City Centre.


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Spectrum Technologies

Spectrum Technologies and Pencoed Comprehensive School, both based in Bridgend, come together to form a partnership under the Business Language Champions scheme.....


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Sharp

Sharp's involvement in international business allows pupils from Argoed School to see languages being used in the workplace....


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Schools into Europe

Schools into Europe, a family-run educational travel company, welcomed four pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni to their small but perfectly formed offices in Llanishen, Cardiff....


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Eversheds

Eversheds, a Cardiff based international law firm, encourage pupils from Treorchy Comprehensive School to continue with their language learning.....


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Eriez

Eriez is a world leader in magnetic, vibratory, inspection and flotation technology for the process and metalworking industries and welcomed pupils from Blackwood Comprehensive School to their offices in Bedwas, Caerphilly.


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Cardiff International Airport

Barry Comprehensive School and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School prove to be excellent Business Language Champions for Cardiff International Airport....


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Montagne Jeunesse

Montagne Jeunesse, a leading producer and exporter of natural beauty products joins forces with Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea......


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