At Northampton High, our academic calendar is filled with lots of exciting and enriching activities for pupils to enjoy. This week, we were delighted to celebrate European Day of Languages with a bespoke week-long programme of events!
Along with a host of other leadership opportunities, select pupils take great pride in becoming Language Leaders and do an exemplary job of championing the importance of language learning in school. Commencing the week-long celebrations, the group, whose ages range between Year 10 and Year 13, presented a fantastic assembly to underline the cognitive advantages of language acquisition and the value of multilingualism in present and future endeavours. With more than 20 different home languages spoken across the pupil body, the school community highlight the cultural and educational value of language learning, and the professional opportunities this may bring.
Pupils whole-heartedly embraced the celebrations, with the week playing host to a series of exciting workshops, including Turkish and Russian taster sessions, German dance classes and creative flag workshops. Extending further than European languages, students also enjoyed a Punjabi taster session and a salsa dance class for beginners! We have enjoyed a fantastic week at Northampton High, celebrating lots of different languages and cultures!
A huge thank you to our wonderful Languages faculty for facilitating such an enjoyable and educational week!