Thetford Grammar School’s young linguists have been polishing their language skills, as well as their creative ones during its annual European Day of Languages celebration.

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To promote the pupil’s knowledge of European languages the students were challenged to learn about new countries whilst dressed in the colours of a chosen flag.

As the day went on each class focused on a different language, learning not only words and phrases but also cultural traditions and geographical knowledge of various countries. The Year 6 pupils even studied the languages of a variety of countries from across the whole of the European community.

Mrs Butler-Hand, head of the junior department, said: “It is a fantastic way to get the pupils developing a love of language from a young age. The day also helps develop an awareness of the different cultures within Europe itself.

French is taught within the junior school from reception through to Year 6 but now pupils have an emerging understanding of a range of languages from Spanish to Italian and even Mandarin.

Thetford Grammar School’s open morning takes place on Saturday, October 20 between 10am and 1pm.

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