Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Douglas Academy

This year’s annual celebration of the European Day of Languages took place on Thursday 24th September. The whole school were encouraged to celebrate the diversity of culture and language we can experience right here at Douglas Academy and in our wider community.

As usual we had some excellent posters handed in by our S1 pupils which showed why learning another language is a good thing to do. We had some very thoughtful and artistic entries this year so well done to all who took part. Senior pupils also took part in an essay writing competition on the same subject and there were prize winners from both S4 and S5.

In Modern Languages that day every year group took part in activities and quizzes focussing on a variety of different languages from all around the world. Some classes read and listened to extracts from Harry Potter in various languages and other classes got to sing Old MacDonald in Latin. The canteen put on a great spread of European cuisine, including some very popular crêpes, and during lunch everyone in the social space was invited to take part in a quiz where they had to identify the correct language from some texts written in other languages by various staff members who are either bilingual or learning another language.

Overall it was a lively and active celebration of different languages and cultures and during the day we had some great discussions, some good food and a bit of fun along the way.

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