Wallace High School students celebrated European Day of Languages this week with arrange of innovative events. European cuisine played a major role in the celebrations with Year 8 pupils enjoying a French breakfast in the school’s canteen and Year 9 designing display menus.
The canteen served a range of range of tasty European specialities for lunch, whilst Year 12 enjoyed food sampling sessions. Year 10 pupils enjoyed taster sessions of a different kind, with bite size introductions to Gaelic and Polish, thanks to Head of Computing in Wallace, Laraine Dornan and German Assistant Kamila Bugajski. Year 11 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a European Table quiz whilst Sixth Year linguists visited Wallace Prep and Largymore Primary Schools to teach French, Spanish and German.
Head of Modern Foreign Languages in Wallace, Pam Brown, commented, “Our European Day of Languages was very memorable, thanks to the efforts of our staff and pupils. I’m delighted to say that all our teaching staff made the effort to greet their classes in a different language today and I really appreciate the efforts of our canteen.
Thanks must go the pupils and staff of the Prep and Largymore for allowing our Sixth years the fantastic opportunity of teaching a language. Our Sixth Years are also looking forward to going to see Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac” in the Lyric Theatre.”
Year 8 pupil Tanya Matthews concluded, “ I loved our French breakfast and it was great fun hearing all our teachers talk in different languages. I’m really enjoying learning French and am looking forward to studying German or Spanish next year.”
Last modified: November 19, 2008