Languages Enrichment Afternoon
Year 11 have enjoyed a Languages Enrichment afternoon, listening to various speakers explaining the advantages of learning languages and how this skill is valued in the world of work. Pupils had the opportunity to listen to OB Ian Brown speak about his experiences in industry and how communication and understanding other cultures has proved essential. Graduate Abboh Yazarov from Manchester university described the value he places on languages and Dr Birgit Smith from Lancaster university explained all the different pathways that are available for pursuing languages, with courses focussing solely on languages to the various combinations available, for example Chemistry and German or Economics and French. Taster lessons in new languages were also on offer with pupils having the chance to sample Russian with Mrs Lapinskas, Japanese with Mr Cordwell, Italian with Mrs Mariner, Romanian with Ms Vintila or Spanish with Mrs Tattersall. Our students gained a lot from the experience.