Last week the Spanish Department received Penpal letters from Valencia. 9×1, 9×2 and 9y1 were lucky enough to receive a letter from their new Valencian friends. This week the Year 9 pupils have been working hard drafting and creating their reply letters and are extremely excited to see their work being sent off to Spain. Mrs Fernandez and Miss O’Keefe have already been nagged about when pupils will receive their next letter!
Did you see the news last night? Y Pant School featured on the BBC Wales news at 6:30pm and again at 10:30! The BBC came in to speak to Head of Modern Foreign Languages Mrs Hoare (or Mordern Foreign Languages according to the BBC – no spell check then?) and also to film her year 13 Spanish class.
The feature – on the decline of languages as an option at GCSE and A-level – was chosen to tie in with European Languages Day. We had our own European Breakfast in school yesterday for that and pictures will follow soon. The BBC chose not to point out that Mrs Hoare doesn’t usually wear traditional Spanish dress to teach!
As Mrs Hoare points out, languages (Spanish and French here) are a popular option at both GCSE and A-level at Y Pant.
Click on the picture to see the BBC iPlayer film of the news. Lawrence Watts and James Watt also have a starring role discussing their experiences learning languages.
Year 7 Spanish Jingle Bell Singing practice will be running on Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtime. This is to add a cultural dimension to the Year 7 Christmas concert.
Early lunch passes are available from Mrs Rose on Tues and Wed break in reception.
To raise money towards their visit to Spain, Year 12 & 13 students in the Spanish Department are organizing a jumble sale and cake sale tomorrow (Wednesday) lunchtime outside the new block.
European Languages Day was celebrated in style at Y Pant on 27th September. There was a continental breakfast in the languages area at break time enjoyed by over 100 students. 6th formers and staff dressed up for the occasion.
Monday 27th September 2010
The following activities will be taking place:
This will be served in the Languages Area on this day at break time. Musical entertainment in the central area.
Cost £1 — pay your Spanish / French teacher by Wednesday 22nd September.
A poster to celebrate the European day of languages. Entries to be handed in by Tuesday 21st September to your teacher of French/Spanish.
20p per entry – open to staff and pupils
Staff in the department and Year 12 & 13 students will be dressing in European Costume
More info to follow!
|To celebrate European Languages Day on Friday 26th September 2008, staff and pupils dressed up and got into the spirit of things!|
|Staff dressed up and 6th formers Andrew Parker, Daniel Ridsdale and Richard Jones provided traditional Spanish music throughout the day.|
|6th formers ran a Guess the Baby competition to raise money for the Languages department.|
|Year 7 pupils enjoy a continental breakfast|
Signora Rose & Madame Davies.