Ooo la la! Euro lan­guages day is fun way to learn

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

PUPILS en­joyed themed ac­tiv­i­ties, wore tra­di­tional dress and sam­pled for­eign food as part of Euro­pean Day of Lan­guages at Tyther­ing­ton School.

The school wel­comed 120 pupils from Parkroyal Com­mu­nity School for a morn­ing of lan­guage les­sons and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

Pupils spent part of the morn­ing learn­ing Span­ish, Ja­panese, Ara­bic and Rus­sian and then got stuck into cre­ative ac­tiv­i­ties linked to that lan­guage.

At lunch there was a food and ac­tiv­ity mar­ket where stu­dents sam­pled del­i­ca­cies such as Span­ish tor­tillas and Ger­man salami and had fun prac­tis­ing their writ­ten lan­guage skills on a ‘word tree’ which is now on dis­play. The stu­dents dressed up in Span­ish Fla­menco dresses, Ger­man hats and French berets in a selfie booth.

Miss Roe, head of the mod­ern for­eign lan­guages depart­ment, said: “We have a long his­tory at Tyther­ing­ton of ex­cel­lent results at GCSE and A-level but also be­lieve in pro­vid­ing stu­dents with as many op­por­tu­ni­ties as pos­si­ble to im­merse them­selves in lan­guages and cul­ture. We are very ex­cited to be start­ing a new pro­gramme of Man­darin les­sons.”

Pupils dressed up and added for­eign words to a ‘word tree’

Two of the pri­mary school chil­dren at the event and stu­dents sam­pling Euro­pean del­i­ca­cies at the lunchtime food mar­ket

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