European Day of Languages at Hyndland Secondary in Glasgow was celebrated across the school and throughout the week.
S1 pupils took part in a group quiz and S2 pupils took part in a Kahoot game which tested their knowledge of European culture and languages.
Pupils from the winning groups won prizes provided by SCILT. Here is an S1 class enthusiastically showing off their bracelets and pencils! Huge thanks again to SCILT for offering these fantastic prizes to schools!
S1 pupils took part in a European themed photo booth using Green Screen. They were transported to different countries including Russia, Spain, Italy and France.
The department also organised two competitions for BGE pupils. The first was “Why learn languages?”, an impressive effort from our pupils!
The second competition was to produce a sign with the word “Welcome” in different languages.
Senior pupils also got in on the act by completing a QR code treasure trail. They found out about the different careers linked with languages as well as a wide variety of opportunities and experiences available to them if they continue their studies in languages.
The Modern Languages Leaders organised an international themed coffee morning for staff in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The staff room was decorated with flags of different countries.
The school’s librarian supported our event by organising a display about European countries and celebrities who are multilingual.
Throughout the week, we also had a guess the language through the use of our departmental Twitter account. Staff across the school got involved by displaying their signs which showed pupils their language skills or by using the European themed starter activities with their classes.
Across the week, pupils wrote their personal reasons for language learning which were then displayed. Lots of very impressive ideas from our pupils!
Overall, both staff and pupils enjoyed the variety of activities on offer and we hope to continue celebrating European Day of Languages for years to come! It is an enriching experience for our pupils as it shows them the importance of languages in the job market as well as how they can improve relations among countries and people.