Credit: Steve Johnson
The Festival of International Culture is coming to Durham, Stockton-on-Tees, and Newcastle in March, and is aimed at Year 8 and 9 students about to decide on their GCSE options.
- 21 March - Durham University
- 22 March - Queens Campus (Durham University), Stockton-on-Tees
- 23 March - Newcastle University
The events will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learning in the UK. They will focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures. This year, they are currently planning that the cultural element of the Festival will form part of the regional Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry competition (which is open to eligible students aged 9-18), with workshops giving pupils the chance to create a poem to submit as part of the regional competition.