The conference is open to modern languages teachers from independent schools across the North of England, and includes both a range of seminars and an exhibition. Alex was there to talk about Cactus’ school group trips abroad and juniors language programmes, both of which are becoming increasingly popular amongst independent and grammar school pupils especially.
“It was great to be able to attend the ATB8 conference at St Peters school. It was a successful event, with lots of interest in our school groups and juniors programmes, and it was fantastic to be around so many people with a passion for foreign languages. The school itself made a great venue, it’s one of the top schools in the North of England and actually one of the oldest too – there was a list of headmasters on the wall that dates back to the 8th century!’
Conference attendees this year included representatives from Manchester Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School and Pocklington Grammar School – in fact, it was a lucky teacher from this school, Nikki Whatford, who won our prize of a week-long Spanish language course and accommodation in Malaga. We hope that she enjoys her course!