LANGUAGES were in the spotlight for a group of Year 9 pupils.
The group, from Felpham Community College, supported by some of the college’s Year 12 language students, were invited to a full day of languages-related activities at the University of Chichester organised by their PGCE students in modern foreign languages.
The aim of the day was to provide an exciting experience of language learning which may help students see the value of learning languages as they make decisions about GCSE options.
The Year 9s took part in a variety of activities appropriate to a news theme.
The tasks included listening comprehension, speaking work including speculation and expressing and justifying opinions, reading comprehension and written work.
They worked with students from two other local schools in designing a news report covering several aspects such as a weather report, sports report and gossip news.
Staff from the college have said that all the students thoroughly enjoyed the day as they had the chance to use languages in a different way from what they are used to in the classroom.
Some of the students even won awards to praise their effort and attitude during the whole day.
The best weatherman went to Jamie Carver, Julia Laszniewska scooped the best editor. Julia, along with Diana Buta was also crowned the overall team winner.
The Year 12 students were also commended for their support of the younger pupils throughout the day.