This week, the Upper School has been celebrating the languages, culture and traditions of Belmont pupils and parents.
The week began with an excellent presentation and demonstration by Miss Turner of the words which have entered our lives from other languages and also the large number of our pupils who speak languages other than English at home. Groups of pupils then held brief conversations together.
Mr Warren introduced members of Year 8, who used their RE Transfer project to talk about their families’ roots and culture and the Assembly ended with Bruno Mars’ song ‘Count on me’, sung and signed by Amelia Christou 7OM and the other members of the ‘Sing Out’ group.
On Monday and Thursday afternoons we welcomed parents into our classes to share their languages, their traditions, cultures and some samples of food. Some classes also enjoyed Greek dancing, albeit in slightly cramped circumstances in a classroom. In all, Upper School children experienced 17 different languages from 21 parents.
The pupils really enjoyed learning about different traditions, cultures and languages, as did the teachers.
Language Week Upper School was definitely a great success for which Dani Scott must take the credit. She suggested it, organised the parents and provided the Upper School pupils with an experience which should inspire them to travel further in the future and explore new countries and new languages.
Thank you to everybody who was involved!
Merci mille fois!
Diolch yn fawr iawn !
Muchas gracias !
( Thank you Google translate for the following:-
nagyon szépen köszönjük
Sas efharistó pára polí
ありがとうございます Arigatou gozaimasu
tack så mycket
and if you came in to help consider yourself thanked enormously in your own language!!