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Crawshaw Celebrates European Day of Languages

Wednesday 26 September saw Crawshaw's inaugural celebration of the European Day of Languages, an  annual international event which celebrates languages spoken throughout the world and their importance.  Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school.  Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes multilingualism in the whole of Europe.

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Overseen by Mrs Lodge, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, the school was decorated with international flags and displays, whilst each department greeted and dismissed students to and from lessons in a language of their choice.  Others talked about cultures of different countries and how they relate to their subject.  Food Technology had recipe ingredients in French, the canteen provided croissants at morning break and an international menu at lunchtime, which included Coq au Vin and Hungarian Goulash. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere, the Learning Resource Centre ran a series of quizzes covering which flag / which country, guess the language and famous European people.  In form time, students were shown a presentation about famous / powerful / influential European people such as Albert Einstein.  Top set Year 9 students were addressed by a colleague from Leeds Trinity University College about the importance of languages, what it brings to youngsters, communication skills, confidence etc which can be used in other subjects and life outside of school.  This will become an annual event as we promote the importance of learning languages to improving job prospects and the value of languages subjects as an option at Higher Education level.  We look forward to another successful day next September.