Miss Medcroft has been presented with an award at the Erasmus+ UK Annual Conference 2017 in Central Hall Westminster. Miss Medcroft who was named as a public vote winner for her Erasmus+ photo story in a competition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+, received an acrylic print of her photo of the Sacré Cœur that she took while on a job-shadowing training placement at a school just South of Paris. The presentation was made by the Director & Deputy Director of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, Ruth Sinclair-Jones & Madeleine Rose, and BBC Broadcaster, Sonali Shah, on Wednesday 11 October. Miss Medcroft’s winning Erasmus+ photo story also forms part of a special exhibition at the British Council offices in Spring Gardens, London, which runs from 10 October 2017 to 26 January 2018, to celebrate 30 years of Erasmus+. The exhibition can also be viewed online – see link, Shaping Futures, at website address https://issuu.com/erasmusplusuk/docs/final_erasmus_timeline_aw_issuu/4
Since 2010, many students at Saint Gregory’s have benefited from participation in EU funded projects through Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes, visiting Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Greece, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Belgium, Finland and Spain. 18 Year 8 students are taking part in Saint Gregory’s latest Erasmus+ project on the topic of Sports and Healthy Lifestyles. From 12 – 18 November 2017 they will host a student from Germany, Norway or Finland in their homes and take part in the weeks programme which includes a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village and to a trampoline park. The participating students will then visit either Germany, Norway or Finland during the two year period 2017-19.
Erasmus+ projects, which receive funding from the EU, are part of Saint Gregory’s wide ranging international school opportunities and sustained commitment to international learning.