Loving languages

As the European Day of Languages fell on a Saturday this year, the Junior and Senior School celebrations were spread over two weeks. They included a whole range of activities to celebrate language learning and the enjoyment of languages.

In the Junior School the younger girls had a French breakfast, while Years 3, 4 and 6 enjoyed watching two French films:  Le Ballon Rouge and Une Vie de Chat. Meanwhile, Year 5 spent time working on letters to pen friends in a French school.

In the Senior School an assembly celebrated the range of languages spoken by students in the school and a number of those who speak another language at home gave us a taste of their language. About 75 girls speak an additional language, including 30 different languages.

We also signed up for the Free Rice Challenge organised by the World Food Programme. The girls challenged themselves online to see how much vocabulary they know in the languages they learn and earned grains of rice for each correct answer.

Keeping with the food theme, lunch menus were translated into French, German and Spanish and displayed in the dining hall at lunchtime.