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Wingate School

Page history last edited by Phil Pierce 8 years ago

 

Partner institution: Wingate School, Tenerife

Website: http://www.wingateschool.com/

 

Contributors (2013):

Alice Penney

Emily Hardy

 

Instructions:

Contributors: for details on what is required in each section, please look at the Guidance Notes

Contents: 

Placement Information

Accomodation

Transport

Social life

Things to do, things not to do

Useful Contacts

Before you go

Costs

Placement Information

The placement is in Cabo Blanco, a short journey away from Los Christianos and Golf del sur. When first entering the setting it seems rather small, however you soon realize how large the school is and how many age ranges they teach. The staff are very polite and made sure that we felt at home straight away. Although the school is lacking in technology and is very basic, this helps to compare the differences from the UK. It became very clear that the children are valued and they all seem happy and energetic when entering the school. The setting as a whole is lovely and I would definitely recommend it, we felt at ease to ask teachers questions about the school and this was the best school I have ever visited for work experience. 

Accomodation

We stayed at a family apartment, so the cost was very cheap, but the best area to stay in is the Golf Del Sur as it has all of the supermarkets and bars you need and it is the closest town to Cabo Blano where the school is situated. There are a variety of apartments to rent and hotels in the area, so there are many areas to stay. Our apartment was called Parque Albatross, so on site there was a bar and restaurant and in the evenings there is entertainment. in the reception there is wifi so you can contact home if you want to, and you can also pay 20 euro a week to get wifi in your apartment. There is a bookshelf where you can change your book and swap with other people. There is one large swimming pool and two hot tubs which are very popular.

 

 

Transport

We were very lucky to get a lift to the school every morning, as the head of infant department lives in the Golf Del Sur, just around the corner from the apartment. The school was very accommodating as the head master arranged for us to get a lift to and from school, as the school bus doesn't always stop at the Golf. If you are going to the school and need a lift, make sure you get in contact with the head master in advance to your placement as arrangements have to be sorted.

 

Social life

Where we stayed, there were a few clubs and bars which cater for all age ranges. Although we did not have much time to go out, I would recommend going to the local bars to get to know people. It is very safe in this location, however pick pocketing can be very common, so when you go out be sure to strap your bag across your body and hold on to it.

 

 

Things to do, things not to do

Go to Siam Water Park- this is a lot of fun!

Don't be afraid to ask the headteacher for any information you may need, the teachers are always willing to help.

Dress professionally- this will not go unnoticed by staff and you will get praised for looking smart,

Always be willing to help the teacher and offer to do as much as possible- This is very appreciated.

Do not go out late at night on your own.

Useful Contacts

The school address: Wingate School, Calle Mirador de la cumbrita 10, Cabo Blanco, Arona,38626, Tenerife, Spain

Phone Number:+34 922 720 102

Email: theoffice@wingateschool.com

 

If you are considering going to the school email this email first. The head master will then email you back with his email address, then you can keep in constant contact with him and ask any questions you may have. 

 

 

Before you go

Before you go, make sure that you have double checked all the arrangements for the school, just in case there are any problems. If you can get the number of the person that is taking you to and from school, it will be very helpful if you are ill or if there is a problem with the school and they need to contact you.

Don't forget to take mosquito spray, as there are many about. Sun cream is also important as some of the lessons at the school are outside with not a lot of shade.

Take a diary with you to write down the day-today activities, this also will come in handy to look back on memories. 

 

 

Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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