On Monday 10 July 2017, a group of 13 students from Years 7-10 took part in a Language Enrichment Day at Wymondham College. The day was aimed at students with a flair for languages, as well as native speakers of French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Eric Dias wrote the following report about the day:
First of all we did taster sessions in a variety of languages. These languages were: Portuguese, Japanese, Italian and Chinese Mandarin. Each student could do three languages.
After the taster sessions we had an activity called ‘play in a box’. We were separated into language groups with students from other schools (three Spanish, three German and three French). Each group received a box containing some items which we had to include in a play. However, there was a twist, we had to make the play in either French, German or Spanish. Everybody in the play had to have a speaking part; I was the narrator. We shared ideas, decided on a plan and then rehearsed, practised and improved our performance. We did have a break for a delicious lunch. Then, it was time to perform.
We performed our plays for the other groups and the judges. The judges looked at the quality of the language and the team performance.
Many students from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form won a prize – including me and a few of my friends!
It was a long but enjoyable day of languages.
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