European Day of Languages

Ysgol Rhiwabon celebrated the European Day of Languages on Tuesday September 27th by giving students the chance to learn about other cultures, and even taste some delicacies from different countries.

During the day, Year 7 students enjoyed taster sessions in Spanish, Japanese and Greek and learnt about the culture of Ghana.

Flags and displays of common phrases set the atmosphere for the lunchtime activity, and hundreds of students enjoyed the opportunity to learn a little more about different countries.

With tables set up dedicated to Greece, Japan, Spain and France and of course Wales, there was no shortage of things to look at, and food to try – but the helpers insisted that youngsters were able to pronounce at least one phrase in the appropriate language to say hello and thank you.

Most people seemed to think it was well worth going to the trouble of learning a phrase in exchange for such food as French crepes.

Mrs. Ffion Paull, Curriculum Leader for Modern Languages, said:-

I’m very pleased with how well the event has gone, and I hope to extend it to something even bigger and better next year.”

She also thanked the students who’d helped out, and parents who in many cases had made the food, as they were keen to share their culture with their childrens’ friends.

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Japan
Wales
Wales
Spain
Spain

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