The European Day of Languages is a time to celebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world, promote language learning and have some multilingual fun. The MFL department celebrated the event with lots of exciting events. The day began with a quiz in all form classes where students had to match different languages to the countries where they are spoken. In PSHCE, students competed in a Kahoot quiz, which showcased some of the many languages our students speak here in the MSM community. KS3 students took part in a treasure hunt around school where they had to listen to their teachers greet them in different languages. At lunchtime, students were able to trade in a foreign language and sample different foods from around Europe.
Here are some of the comments from our students:
I enjoyed learning new languages that I never knew before. It was really fun. I learnt French and Welsh from Mr Hopkins and my form tutor Mr Wellington.
I enjoyed playing the kahoot game in class because it showed me different languages and how they are written.
Everyone had fun trying to figure out what the different flags from the European countries were.
I enjoyed learning about different cultures because it helped me understand the world from different viewpoints.
I enjoyed tasting the snacks because I liked trying the different food. I liked the fact that we had to say a greeting in a language as it gave us the opportunity to try another language.
I enjoyed going around the school trying to find teachers because I got to explore the school a bit more.