The Wallace high School celebrated European Day of Languages this week with a series of innovative events.
Year 8 pupils enjoyed a continental breakfast and a quiz about Europe whilst all senior pupils were invited to the school’s French film Society to watch “Etre et Avoir”.
Sixth year Language students had the opportunity to become teachers for the day, visiting St Joseph’s Primary School and Wallace Prep to teach taster classes in Spanish, French and German.
All pupils in both primary schools received an introduction to at least one European language. Upper Sixth pupil Natalie Smyth commented, “I hope to study Languages at University next year and would definitely consider a career in teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Primary Two class – the young pupils were very enthusiastic. The experience also made me realise how much preparation time my teachers need to do before their classes!”
Head of Modern Languages in Wallace, Pam Brown concluded, “I’d like to thank the staff and pupils of Wallace Prep and St Joseph’s for giving our Sixth years this wonderful opportunity. Our range of activities helped promote various aspects of European Culture and Language and all in all it was a very successful day.”.
Last modified: October 16, 2007