Students from Malcolm Arnold Academy team up with European students to tackle technology challenges

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Students at Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academy are taking the lead in a project funded by the British Council.

Several schools from European countries are taking part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme again this year.

The Erasmus Exchange Programme

Over 20 students and 10 members of staff from schools in Spain and Sweden visited Malcolm Arnold Academy for a week of activities. With a project brief of ‘Technology in the Classroom’, the visitors alongside Malcolm Arnold Academy’s students focused on robotics, music technology and photography with an afternoon at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge Museum.

Students from Malcolm Arnold Academy not only had the opportunity to work with the project brief and take full advantage of the week of activities but will also be visiting Sweden and Spain over the next few months to take part in similar projects.

Elizabeth Cummings, Vice Principal of Malcolm Arnold Academy, said: “The Erasmus Programme is great for our students because it gives them the opportunity to not only study abroad, but to also work closely and build friendships with other students in Europe.  We really value the programme because it expands our students’ horizons and gives them the opportunity to experience different cultures while working together on some fantastic projects.”