Speaking the lingo
Language day fun at Cathkin High
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