Speak­ing the lingo

Lan­guage day fun at Cathkin High

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Pri­mary schools in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang joined Cathkin High in cel­e­brat­ing lan­guages and cul­tures from around the world last month.

The new ini­tia­tive en­ti­tled ‘Mod­ern Lan­guages Aware­ness Week’ has been rolled out through­out the Cathkin learn­ing com­mu­nity for pri­mary one to S6 pupils and staff.

Cairns, Cathkin, Hall­side, Loch and West­coats Pri­mary, along with Cathkin High all got in­volved in what was an ac­tion packed week.

French plays, Span­ish cafes, Ger­man and Ital­ian lan­guage work­shops and guest speak­ers, trea­sure hunts and selfie photo com­pe­ti­tions were just some of the ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded in the pro­gramme.

The ini­tia­tive stemmed from the well es­tab­lished and very strong links in mod­ern lan­guages across the Cathkin learn­ing com­mu­nity.

The ‘1+2 ini­tia­tive’ has helped both the pri­maries and Cathkin High to de­velop bet­ter as a team which in turn has helped pupils be­come more in­ter­ested in lan­guages.

It also co­in­cided with the an­nual Euro­pean Day of Lan­guages on Septem­ber 26, which is cel­e­brated across Europe each year.

One of the high­lights of the Mod­ern Lan­guages Aware­ness Week was the drop in event which took place at Cathkin High School on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 21.

Par­ents, car­ers, teach­ers, pupils and some lo­cal dig­ni­taries popped in to see dis­plays of pupils’ work from across the pri­mary schools and Cathkin High.

They were able to en­joy some con­ti­nen­tal snacks at the pop up cafe and got a sneak preview of the Cathkin ‘eco-bags’, which were de­signed by pupils and de­vel­oped by the S2 So­cial En­ter­prise group.

The eco-bags are now for sale at the Cathkin school of­fice, priced £5 and £3, with the prof­its from the sales go­ing back into the Cathkin com­mu­nity.

Eco bag Diane An­der­son, fac­ulty head of mod­ern lan­guages and in­ter-dis­ci­plinary learn­ing, with third year pupils Euan Arbuckle and Holly Suther­land

Fun and games Mr Nor­rie, Miss Coogans, Mrs Flynn and Ms Hume at the mod­ern lan­guages photo booth

Es­pañol Miss Coogans and Mrs Hill with the Higher Span­ish pupils

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