European Day of Languages
The European Day of Languages is celebrated across Europe on 26 September every year. It is an opportunity to raise awareness around language learning and to celebrate the linguistic heritage of the European community.
Senior Boys have celebrated with a 'Festival of Languages' all week, including activities at lunchtimes such as food tastings, games, quizzes, learning Russian, and singing Russian songs.
To celebrate at Senior Girls, the MFL department organised fun activities at lunchtime including food tasting, quizzes and a photo booth. Pupils had the opportunity to taste French camembert, saucisson and pain au chocolat; Spanish tapas such as chorizo, cheese and olives, and German pretzels, Bratwurst sausages and, everyone’s favourite: Haribo sweets. The flag quiz proved a real challenge for some students while the photo booth with props produced some really funny pictures! The School looked lovely with plenty of posters on the day, made by Year 7 and 8 pupils.
Betsy Saunders, Year 8 pupil, said:
“I enjoyed tasting foods from France, Spain and Germany and getting dressed up with props to take cool MFL photos. We also did quizzes on different countries. It was a very fun way to spend my lunchtime.”
Ella Bura, also in Year 7, added:
“It is important to celebrate European Day of Languages because if you go to a different country it is important to know some of their language and culture.”