European Day of Languages
In Language lessons this week we have been celebrating European Day of Languages, which is a celebration of all the different languages spoken across Europe and the cultures that go with those languages.
We have talked about why learning a language is enjoyable and how learning a language can link to our school values. We also talked about how learning languages can open doors to friendships, learning opportunities and new discoveries. One of the more unusual things we did was to learn about silbo, the whistling language of La Gomera. We looked at how the terrain of La Gomera made whistling the obvious choice and talked about whether it was valuable to learn silbo in school as children in La Gomera have to do an hour of silbo a week. Children worked on different greetings and you can see their super doors below! Older children created a patchwork of reasons to learn languages and it has been great to see our school values reflected in their reasons to learn another language. We have also entered a Europe-wide competition to design a t-shirt for next year’s celebration !