European Day of Languages
This day aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.
The children enjoyed taking part in different activities, covering all parts of the curriculum, whilst learning about the importance of language and language learning.
We were also amazed by the wealth of languages spoken by children and their families in our school!
25th of September 2022
Every year we take the opportunity to raise the profile of languages in our school by joining in the celebration of The European Day of Languages (EDL), on the 25th of September. The day aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.
Each year group chooses their own language/country and we invite the children to dress in the colours of the flag of their chosen country.
Children will take part in different activities covering all parts of the curriculum while aiming to reinforce the importance of language learning, diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase multilingualism and intercultural understanding.
We also highlight the wealth of languages spoken by children and their families in our school as an important resource to be recognised, used and cherished.
In Year 6, we celebrated the European day of languages by learning greetings and numbers in Greek, tasting some horiatiki (Greek salad), and designing traditional Greek Outfits to dress our dolls. We learned a little culture and discovered Greek has also influenced languages, mathematics, astronomy and philosophy and still used for creating new words in English and other European languages.
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