The 26th September has always been a busy day for me; however this year the celebrations for the European day of Languages, thanks to le Bibliobook, stretched over 7 days!!
On Thursday 24th September, I got up at 4.30am to make sure I would be at Richmond House School in Leeds in good time. Once there (just after 8am) I, the pupils and staff had a brilliant day!! The children were dressed up and all got a turn at visiting le Bibliobook to listen to a story in French. It was great fun and there was a real buzz around the place, so much so that the French teacher has already said she wanted us back!!
On Friday 25th September we were much closer to home at St Mary's, Blackhill for another full day of celebrations. I organised the whole day there as well as delivered an assembly and read stories to each class on the bus; as we were parked in the infants yard and still there after school, it was fun to see the children wanting to go back on and show their parents, grandparents and carers... Some of them did not want to leave!!
Then on Saturday 26th September (the actual EDoL!) we went to the Hut in Ushaw Moor to meet French-speaking families from around Durham and introduce RaLFF to them: again the children were most impressed and wanted to borrow books; unfortunately we were not in a position to lend any but we are hoping to be soon!
We also celebrated the European Day of Languages at St Cuthbert's, Crook, in our normal French lessons on Monday 28th September then at Roseberry, Chester le Street, on Tuesday 29th.
Find out below, for inspiration:
- what activities I did to celebrate in 2014
- what activities I did to celebrate in 2015
- what activities I did to celebrate in 2017 (no idea why I didn't record 2016!)
- what activities I am doing to celebrate in 2018
What is YOUR favourite European Day of Languages activity?