The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning. Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year.
For the first time, the Junior School joined in the celebrations, taking it a step further by making it An International Day of Languages, which better reflects the diversity of our beautiful school.
For the whole day, children from Year 1 to 7 have been able to experience an array of activities relating to language learning: a sign language workshop led by Mrs Palmer, a t-shirt design contest, a singing the world workshop, language games and activities, mini language lessons taught by our native Y12/13 students, a whole school quiz and of course, they were able to enjoy some delicious foods from around the world, brought in by our generous parents.
GIRLS HOCKEY VS. KILGRASTON AND CRAIGCLOWAN
The U10 Dream Team had a great afternoon on Wednesday.
In their first match against Kilgraston, Captain Anna Black scored with less than 20 seconds on the clock. Melissa Alexander got the second in the fifth minute and Anna got the third in the seventh minute. Polly Morris opened the scoring in the second half, Anna got another a few minutes later and Emily Logan closed out the game with the sixth goal. Final score 6-1.
The second game against Craigclowan was a fast paced end to end battle. Polly got her stick on the ball in the circle and a defensive player assisted it into the goal. All level at half time. Anna scored the winning goal. Final score 2-1.
The U12's had a close game against Kilgraston losing 2-1 Millie Love scoring. They came up against tougher opposition in the form of Craigclowan going down 4-0, Charlotte Mcfayden making sure it wasn't anymore with a strong defensive performance.
YEAR 2 VISIT THE PRESERVATION TRUST MUSEUM
Year 2 had a wonderful morning at the Preservation Trust Museum in St.Andrews. Exploring and handling objects from the past has helped us to understand what life would have been like for our Grandparents and Great Grandparents. We look forward to welcoming family members into our class to discover more.