After our fun-filled journey from Y Pant, we arrived at the Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff at 9:30am. After signing in, the group of us, (Cameron, James, Chloe, Menna, Mali and Senora Fernandez) sat down and got ready to start a hard day of work. After 10/15 minutes of technical difficulties – we patiently waited and eventually started the day.
We were given a short speech welcoming us and all of the other schools there. Later on, to get in the mood of languages, we all took part in quiz regarding Spanish, French, German and a little bit of Welsh.
We had an interesting morning, where we were given speeches and talks about what languages can do for you and where languages can take you. We heard speeches from Paul Kaye – a European Commissioner who told us about his life story and how languages helped him. We also heard a speech from a business speaker called Chris Sweetman who also told us about his life story and how languages helped him too.
After filling up on biscuits, snacks and freebies at the lunch break, we returned to another room and had 30 minutes of a Spanish lesson. We spoke about different styles of dancing, even we got up and danced too! The style of dance we did was one called ‘Las sevillanas’ – it’s similar to the famous flamenco dancing (but slightly different). You can check out the style of dance we did on YouTube with the following address – www.andaluciatube.com
Afterwards, we went to do some reading and singing activities in German. Even Cameron got up and rapped in front of the class. We all enjoyed…Even though most of us didn’t know what we were saying!
Later on, we went to French and made fortune cookies. We discussed sentences in French too. We had plenty of fun!
Lunch was next, after eating, we participated in group photos and quizzes on languages.
Finally, we all came back together and disgust and thought of ways, we, as language ambassadors, can help our school and promote the languages in all the years…But mainly years 7-9 (KS3).
To conclude, we all had a very eventful and fun day. We learnt lots and we now fell we can make our jobs the best the can be. We will sure to try our best in that!
Also a big thank you to Senora Fernandez to took us on the trip to Cardiff – we all enjoyed fully!!! Gracias, gracias, gracias!!