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Global Gateshead

Global Gateshead seeks to recognise our role in the international community and make the most of any opportunities that will benefit local people and communities.

Some of the things we were involved in during 2014-15 included:

  • welcoming Athletics Australia to Gateshead ahead of the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow.  Ninety-nine of the best Australian athletes were based at Gateshead International Stadium as part of their preparation for the games.
  • celebrating the achievement of The Great North Run and its one millionth runner, through a special event held on Gateshead and Newcastle Quaysides.
  • Gateshead schools continuing to develop international partnerships with schools all over the world.  Through funding by the British Council, a head teacher from Gujarat, India, visited Gateshead in June 2014 to learn from our Gateshead Schools.  Following this visit, teachers from Bede Primary, Brighton Avenue Primary and Larkspur Primary Schools visited partner schools in Gujarat.