The Languages department got behind Activities Week with great gusto. Activities were planned for Years 7, 8 and 9 as detailed below.
Fans have been around for a very long time and they are instantly recognisable as a symbol of Spain. The fan has and always will be popular in Spain and not just for the heat. During the 19th century, when single girls went out dancing, they were not allowed to meet boys on their own. They would be accompanied by a chaperone who would stay by their side and observe their behaviour. In order for single girls to communicate with young men, a secret language was started, using their fans. Depending on how they held or moved their fans, the boys would understand what the girls were trying to say yet the chaperones didn't. Year 7 Spanish students designed and decorated a fan and then tried to communicate using the secret language of fans!
Year 7 French students put their creative talents to good use to create their own comic strip of Astérix the Gaulois.
Year 8 Spanish students prepared and sampled Spanish tapas with the aim of getting with a taste of Spain. Amongst many dishes we tried albóndigas con salsa de tomate (pork meatballs in tomato sauce) paella de chorizo y pollo ( chicken and chorizo rice paella), magdalenas caseras (homemade madeleines) and Tortilla Española (Spanish omelette). To drink there was Chocolate Caliente (Spanish hot chocolate) and sangría sin alcohol (mon alcoholic sangria)
Yr 9 MFL students worked in six teams to handcraft a draw string tote bag with its own unique design. Each bag will be sold and all profits will go to charity.