The Bilingual Education Programme: the story so far!
2021 marks the 25 anniversary of the British Council and the Ministry of Education's Bilingual Education Programme.
To help celebrate this very special anniversary we need your help! We want to publish a special electronic and paper edition of our iconic “Hand in Hand” magazine to tell the stories that really matter: your stories. We will publish and share as many stories as we can through our digital platforms during our anniversary year and our favourite 25 will feature in the magazine.
So, we would love to hear from schools, classes, pupils, former pupils, teachers, families and parent associations. Your stories can be group / collective stories or individual and personal testimonies.
Please note that all participating schools must also send a signed authorisation form with their material for Hand in Hand 25 Years. This is available for download below.
What to send?
A short narrative (individual, group, class, institution) relating your favourite experience in the bilingual project. There are some ideas to think about in the "Prompts" document you can download at the bottom of the page. Tip: remember to tell your own story in your own words and pictures! You can send us your story in English or Spanish or both!
You can submit your story in the following formats:
- Document: 1 A4 page (250 – 500 words approx), remember to include photos , word, pdf, .odt., rtf)
- Presentation: 5 slide ppt (include photos). Presentation can include animation.
- Video: AVI, MP4 o MPEG. ( 90 – 180 seconds approx)
- Infographic: format TIFF, GIF, JPG, PNG, PDF
Alumni - do you want to share your stories?
We are interested in hearing and sharing your story if you are an ex-pupil of the Bilingual Education Programme. Please get in touch if you would be willing to talk to us about how your bilingual education:
- has influenced your choice of study or work
- shaped your journey through life
- created opportunities for you
- inspired you to live, work or study abroad
Also, what words of encouragement and advice would you give to students in the bilingual education programme today? You can contact us here