First of all, the day had been promoted by posters designed and produced by the Year10 Graphics group lead by their teachers, Joe and Sarah. It started with the assembly in the morning, where the Lower School students gathered with their teachers. The students were made aware of the value of learning foreign languages through a series of video clips and quizzes. Film and media teacher Mark had produced a video clip showing some of our Sixth form international students greeting everyone in their own language.
The assembly picked up momentum and reached its highest point with one Kahoot quiz at the end, which showed the competitiveness of all teams. It was clearly a favourite.
“I liked the History quiz; it was fun”Joshua (Year 7)
Our cake sale was also a great success since £102 were collected and donated to our chosen charity Abbey Physic Community Garden. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the delicious and beautifully decorated homemade cakes. Lisa and the students in community learning group had baked a selection of European cakes. International recipes had been accomplished to perfection!
“I liked the cake sale as it showed how much care people take”.Joshua (Year 9)
Antonella, our Italian teacher, and Yan, Chinese teacher, held lunch clubs which the attending students loved.
“The best thing about European Language day is that you get to learn Chinese or Italian”Joseph Nganje (Year 9)
“I loved Chinese club at lunch because I learnt how to write many things”Ayla (Year 7)
Lunch was also a treat with a flavoursome international menu.
Throughout the college, lessons had an international theme and look. Here are some comments
“I liked the Italian at lunch time, even though I was the only one there, but I loved it because it was so fun”Isabella (Year 7)
Finally all the comments from the children about this celebration are greatly appreciated. With their suggestions, such as this one:
“More Kahoot and make it last the whole day!”Year 8 Student
we are hoping to make it still more meaningful for all in the future!