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The Modern Languages Department celebrated European Day of Languages 2019 in style with with an entire week of fun activities. 

Year 8 pupils paid a visit to ‘la boulangerie de Wallace’ where they ordered croissants and ‘jus d’orange’ from Anaïs, our French Assistant from Lyon, who was ably assisted by Year 14 French pupils.

Year 9 pupils learnt all about Germany’s famous ‘Oktoberfest’ and then produced traditional ‘Oktoberfestherzen’.  The final products were simply ‘fantastisch’.  Year 10 really enjoyed learning all about the traditions of ‘El día de los muertos’ before designing traditional masks. 

Masks and hearts are currently on display in the Modern Language classrooms.

Year 11 and 12 put their knowledge of Europe to the test by taking part in an exciting quiz with rounds on General Knowledge, Geography, Food and  even European flags.

 Year 13 linguists became Modern Language teachers when they taught French, German and Spanish to very enthusiastic children in Brownlee Primary School, whilst Year 14 French, German and Spanish pupils went head to head in a battle of the languages to create the best Eiffel Tower out of Lego, much to the delight of a capacity breaktime audience in the Link!

Miss Brown led a school assembly which outlined what opportunities knowing a language have given some of our past pupils such as Lucy Cameron, Nikki Martin and Chris Robinson who studied French, German and Spanish respectively and who are now excelling in their careers.

Mrs Schumann, Head of Modern Languages, was delighted with the success of the programme of innovative activities,

“Well done to everyone who was involved in our European Day of Languages celebrations.  C’était fantastique! Es war wunderbar! ¡fue estupendo!

Last modified: October 8, 2019