On Thursday 20th April 2023, a group of 38 students and 5 members of staff from Sandymoor School departed Manchester Airport as they embark on a life-changing visit to their Sister School in Madrid.

The Global School Alliance supported and established the partnership between Sandymoor School in Runcorn UK and Colegio Balder in Madrid Spain. The two schools use their dedicated partnership space on our digital platform where they can develop these links through joint projects and meaningful collaborations.

During the visit, the students will spend 3 immersive days at their partner school to learn about their peers, practice their Spanish and experience life going to school in Spain.

Julie Sutcliffe, Head of Spanish said:

“The waiting is finally over. The excitement today at school with the Yr10 students was electric….they are so excited to be taking part in this amazing experience. They will be spending time to with their peers at Colegio Balder and practising their Spanish skills which will benefit them unquestionably in their GCSE studies.

The excitement today at school with the Yr10 students was electric.

We are looking forward to getting to know our new friends, seeing their school and comparing it to our own and having fun together through the different activities we have planned. We hope that this is the beginning of a long and rich partnership between our two schools. Thank you to GSA and the Turing fund for making this experience possible.”

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