Peter Gale

A day in the life of… Peter Gale

The Brexit vote has created uncertainty at a European School in Brussels, but this teacher enjoys collaborating with colleagues from nine language sections

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The day after the Brexit referendum was a bad day for my school. I remember seeing many colleagues with incredulous expressions on their faces. Most people in the school believe in the European ethos, so found the outcome of the vote difficult to understand.

I am a primary school teacher at the European School of Brussels II (Woluwe), providing education mainly to the children of officials working in the European institutions. There are a total of 13 European schools in six EU member states. The first school of its kind opened in Luxembourg in 1953. As the European Union expanded, so did the ...

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