Welcome to our school!

Foreign students at Scalby school with Assistant Head Michael McCluskie..back from left, Elena de Miguel, Marta Velero, Pedro Allendesalaza, Marcos Ucar, Elena Robles, Jimena Martin, Javier Morando, Annika Zeilke, Lea Koehne-Volland...Picture by Richard Ponter 113643
Foreign students at Scalby school with Assistant Head Michael McCluskie..back from left, Elena de Miguel, Marta Velero, Pedro Allendesalaza, Marcos Ucar, Elena Robles, Jimena Martin, Javier Morando, Annika Zeilke, Lea Koehne-Volland...Picture by Richard Ponter 113643

STUDENTS from Spain and Germany have started the new term at Scalby School.

The youngsters have been welcomed by pupils and staff and are studying alongside English students to improve their language skills.

The project, which has been running for two years, was set up to promote international and cultural awareness on both sides.

Assistant headteacher Michael McCluskie said: “They’ve settled in well and are living with local families.

“At school we’ve matched them up with buddies. In the past we’ve had students strike up great friendships, with them going on the visit each other afterwards.

“The students are great and we’re enjoying having them here.” He added that September 26 is the European Day of Languages and the international students will be delivering assemblies and helping with language lessons.

Mr McCluskie said: “It’s a great way to promote cultural diversity.”