Children go native for special travel day
CHILDREN at a primary school wore national costume and fancy dress for a special day to celebrate languages.
The pupils at Marton Primary School held a ‘Language Day’ in celebration of the European Day of Languages.
The day has been celebrated every year since 2001 as an initiative of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. It is aimed at encouraging life-long language learning and promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe.
Pupils from the nursery class up to Year Six played language games and were introduced to a variety of European languages during their lessons with teacher Kerry Webb.
They dressed in the colours of a particular country or came dressed as a famous European person.
Kerry said a huge amount of effort went into the outfits, which ranged from a Greek goddess to Napoleon. She said: “I was absolutely delighted by the effort all the children put in during the day.
“I was particularly impressed with Year 2 pupils who focused on Spanish and performed a song at the end of the day.”
Prizes were awarded to the most creatively dressed pupils. Nevin Deakin, headteacher, said: “It was a wonderful event organised by Madame Webb that engaged everybody. All of the children looked so colourful and the staff did too. The children enjoy French lessons every Thursday and European Language Day was such an exciting event.”
● Pupils at Marton Primary, left and bottom, and Ava May Thornton, eorgina Taylor, Eva Chandler and Finlay Millar, above