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Aberdeenshire updates: MLAs and GETS

Author: Sylvia Georgin, Aberdeenshire Council

It is with great sadness that Aberdeenshire schools say goodbye to two Spanish and six French MLAs and three German Educational Trainees (GETs). These young people have been an invaluable asset to our schools and provided pupils with an up-to-date view of their home country, its evolving language and culture. They have been motivational and an inspiration to all our pupils, and their impact has been huge.

Despite the initial challenges of coming to an unknown place, working in unfamiliar surroundings and negotiating a very rural location, Neus Colomer Collell, a Spanish MLA, summed up her experience by saying: “This has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned so much and everyone around me has been so kind and helpful. I will really miss all the staff and pupils.”

Another assistant loves Scotland so much that she had decided to stay on and get a job here!

Thank you to all of them from all of us here in Aberdeenshire.

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