Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn works with a wide range of primary schools and welcomed 59 year five pupils from Coddington Primary School last week for an Easter workshop in modern foreign languages.
The workshops included sessions in both French and German with language teachers based at the academy.
The theme was Easter celebrations in France and Germany and covered cultural elements, as well as giving pupils the opportunity to do some language based craft activities and take part in a fun quiz.
The pupils learnt some essential seasonal vocabulary and put their new knowledge to good use writing greeting cards in the target language. Six of the academy’s year nine language ambassadors helped with the sessions and organised the quiz.
At the end of the three workshop sessions the pupils were presented with certificates and goody bags as well as traditional homemade chocolate fish made by the husband of one of the teachers who is a chef. The whole year group then had the opportunity to eat their lunch in the school’s dining hall and tasting homemade cookies before returning to Coddington for their afternoon lessons by coach.
French teacher Murielle Dover who helped organised the workshop commented: “Our year nine language ambassadors helped plan the workshops and delivered part of the sessions, as well as supporting the teachers in the classroom. They did a superb job and were a real credit to the academy. They even played the role of photographer for the day. The pupils from Coddington had a fantastic time and quickly developed their language skills and Easter traditions knowledge whilst having fun.”
The ambassadors were Aaron Simons, Chloe Haggo, Jordan Howard, Millie Heppell, Jack Fawkes and Chloe Sloan.