European Day of Languages

26/09/2016
On Monday 26th September we celebrated the European Day of Languages in School. This annual event recognises the diversity of languages spoken in Europe (not just
European languages) and promotes lifelong language learning. It is a special day for many Modern Foreign Languages Departments across the country and the Languages Department at The Gregg was no exception.

There were lots of activities with a European twist during language lessons on the day. There was a poster competition for Year 7 and Year 8 had to search for clues around the School, returning to their class to get their passports stamped in a `Passport Hunt` competition. The canteen provided an international menu of food and
celebrated the day with cakes decorated as different European flags, reception staff greeted visitors in a foreign language and teachers incorporated languages or
references to languages and / or Europe into their lessons too. Some staff took their register or taught part of their lesson in a different language whilst others structured a whole lesson with a European feel.

The day was a special occasion for students, but it was also valuable in highlighting the importance of recognising and accepting other cultures, traditions and people, as well as learning a language.


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