Events to mark the European Day of Languages took place at Papplewick along with thousands of other schools across Europe. With 6,000 languages spoken in the world behind each of which lies a rich and varied culture European Day of Languages aims to celebrate this diversity by sharing the importance of languages and the fun that can be had through learning them.
The boys wore costumes for the day ranging from the basic colours of a European flag, to a traditional consume from any European country of their choice, and attended workshops hosted by parents and pupils which included covering the history of Portugal, a Spanish Language class led by a Spanish student, a German culture workshop, and learning about Russian cuisine. The boys were encouraged to use a European language throughout the day in their interactions with others.
Tom Bunbury Headmaster said ” European Languages Day is such a popular day to celebrate in the Michaelmas term and it is especially fascinating to see the variety of costumes, boys and staff alike!”
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