Junior Languages Day Wednesday 20th June 2012
Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Spanish, French, Seychelles Creole, Malyalam, Bengali and Rumanian were some of the languages featuring in our Languages day this year.
We began with a short presentation from our speakers of other languages from year 1 to 6, and some year 10 students. Our German boarding assistants Janna and Julia gave an illustrated talk on their home towns in Germany including traditional festivals and costumes, typical German food and important historic buildings. Our year 10 Cantonese students taught the children numbers, animals, greetings and colours in Cantonese and played the games they had prepared.
Then came one of the highlights of the day: our very smart waiters and waitresses from year 4 served drinks and snacks in the French café, (pain au chocolat and orangina were the favourites yet again), and we all had a go at boules on the lawn.
After break we had presentations, role play and sketches in French which the pupils had been practising and finished with a French song.
After lunch we watched the film Tempête de Boulettes Géantes in French. I think we had a great day and here are some quotes from the children:
I really enjoyed watching the other classes' plays.
I enjoyed the Mandarin.
The thing I liked about languages day was doing our presentations.
I enjoyed eating at the Café Miam Miam.
I enjoyed playing boules and watching the French film.
When we did our play it was great fun.
I did not understand the Cantonese at first but when I got the hang of it, it was really enjoyable.
I was a bit nervous when I spoke my Arabic.
The café was very good.
We played a game called boules – it was very entertaining.