European Day of Languages

Last week the MFL department ran a week of activities to celebrate European Day of Languages.  There were lots of activities, all of which were run by our newly elected Languages Ambassadors (photo on the right). 
To kick off the celebrations, thanks to funding from Friends of Dene Magna Association, the Year 8s and 9s had the pleasure of watching a play performed by native French speakers. Students absolutely loved it and so many have said how surprised they were by how much they understood.  Bravo! 
Students also enjoyed a delicious French breakfast, sang along to French and Spanish Karaoke, struck a few poses in the European themed photo booth, watched the film ‘Petit Nicolas’ in our very own cinema, learned a French/Spanish word and proverb of the day, had a taster of Italian, Danish, Cornish or Welsh, participated in a quiz and took home some lovely freebies! 
It was as an overwhelming success, with so many students showing their passion for learning languages and about other cultures.  


MFL competition winners 2017
All Key Stage 3 students have been busy decorating their books with French or Spanish words/images.  The standard of entries was particularly high this year, but after much deliberation, we agreed on a class winner, as well as an overall winner for each year group.  The competition winners for the best decorated book were (overall winners are highlighted in bold):

7A Izzy Jervis
7B Aimee Lancett
7C Mairwen Goodson-Williams
7D Olivia Retsis
7E Zoe Fransham
7F Josh Holloway
8A Oliver Heal
8B Oliver Snook
8C Molly Harper
8D Jasmine Saunders
8E Caitlin Day
8F Max Mortimer
9A Daisy Boulton
9B Katie Newcombe
9C Lily Brice
9D Daniel Bell
9E Olivia Clarke
9F Ellie Keene
Congratulations to all the winners.  Come along to French Breakfast Club to pick up your prize, if you haven't already done so.