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European Day of Languages

Thursday, 26th September 2019

The intent of the European Day of Languages was to teach all students the importance of language learning; promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and to encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.

Examples of some of the ways in which the day was marked include RE lessons where students linked different languages to different religions. In Food Technology, students made food such as “Croque Monsieur” and used French cooking terminology.

In Science, classes looked at famous foreign scientists who made scientific breakthroughs.

The impact of celebrating the European Day of Languages is that students have understood the importance of tolerance and increased their inter-cultural understanding. Students now appreciate the value of learning a language for their future employment and studies.