Ambassadors say ‘Bonjour et bienvenue’

Sir William Robertson High School language workshop ambassadors EMN-150213-093652001
Sir William Robertson High School language workshop ambassadors EMN-150213-093652001

It was a case of ‘c’est bien’ when Year 5 pupils from Navenby Primary School attended a modern foreign language workshop run by the Sir William Robertson Academy in nearby Welbourn.

The workshop included sessions in both French and German.

Pupils of Navenby Primary School at the Sir William Robertson High School language workshop EMN-150213-093733001

Pupils of Navenby Primary School at the Sir William Robertson High School language workshop EMN-150213-093733001

The theme was New Year celebrations in France and Germany, which included looking at the Feast of Epiphany, the commemoration of the arrival of the Three Wise Men with their gifts.

The workshop also covered some cultural elements, as well as giving the Navenby pupils the opportunity to do some language-based craft activities

The session concluded with a fun quiz and a look at the tradition of making and eating the galette des rois, a celebration cake baked with a small favour hidden inside it. The person who gets the favour in their slice of the galette is proclaimed king or queen of the party where the galette is eaten and gets to wear the gold paper crown that comes with the cake.

Mrs Murielle Dover, head of French, said: “Some of our Year 9 language ambassadors helped plan the work and delivered part of the sessions, as well as supporting the teachers in the classroom. They did a fantastic job and were a real credit to the academy.

“The pupils from Navenby had a fantastic time and quickly developed their language skills whilst having fun.”

The language ambassadors were Chloe Haggo, Jordan Howard, Millie Heppell, Jack Fawkes and Chloe Sloan.

Each of the Navenby pupils was presented with a certificate and goody bag for taking part in the session and took away a special ‘feve’ - a pottery figurine from the Nativity scene.