On Tuesday 20th October, we once again took part in our annual celebration of the European Day of Languages.
The year it was World Beat because included was one of the countries outside Europe that speak French, Canada.
Each class was dressed in the colours of their country's flag:
|Class ||Country ||Language ||Flag|
|Acorn ||England ||English ||white, red|
|Conker ||France ||French ||blue, white, red|
|Pinecone ||Italy || Italian ||green, white, red|
|Maple ||Portugal ||Portuguese ||green, red |
|Willow ||Spain ||Spanish ||red, yellow|
|Elm ||Canada ||French ||red, white|
|Oak ||Germany ||German ||black, red, yellow|
All the classes sang and performed their dance routines really well. The Judging panel were one child from each class plus Mr Hartnell, Mr Drury and our special guest, one of our governors, Mrs Evans.
They retired to consider their verdict while the rest of the school enjoyed joining in to action songs in Spanish and French and watched a special video about Project Zulu, which supports educational projects for the Madadeni Township community, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mrs Hook explained that children from South Africa visit the west of England, staying with families and performing at schools and theatres around the area. This is to help them to raise awareness and money for essential projects at home. Read more about the project here...
The children returned from break in great anticipation of the results. All the classes impressed the judges, but the winner by a narrow margin was Willow Class, representing Spain.