Aberdeenshire schools have played a key part in Scotland receiving its largest ever allocation of Erasmus EU funding in 2018. Seven schools are each set to receive a share of €81,000 this year.
Alford Primary School will receive €27,000 for immersion training, Newtonhill School almost €19,000 for curriculum development and Bervie Primary €16,000 for language training.
The other five schools Newburgh, Fyvie, Aboyne Academy and Torphins will receive between almost €7,000 and €2,000 for different projects such as culture awareness immersion and intensive training.
Mr Rumbles said: “I welcome this news. Investment in education is an investment in our future. Such excellent schemes keep our education sector in the North East globally competitive.
“The Erasmus scheme is a great example of what can be achieved through cooperation in Europe. I hope this will continue in the future whatever our relationship with the EU will be.
“We must prepare for an international future. A second language can help open up opportunities to work and travel across the World.
Notes to Editors
Information provided by the British Council – Scotland – letter to Mike Rumbles MSP dated 15th October 2018 attached.