Two south Norfolk schools speak the language of success

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, f

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, from Little Melton Primary, who have won a Bronze Linguamarque award, pictured with some of their pupils listening as Jane speaks french. From left, Ethan Taylor, seven; Lillie-mae Welch, seven; Darcy-Jayne George, seven; Nicholas Griffith, eight; Blake Montague, nine; and Edith Jacobson, eightPicture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Two teachers have been presented with an award as recognition for their work to develop languages in their schools.

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, f

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, from Little Melton Primary, who have won a Bronze Linguamarque award, pictured with some of their pupils reading french or spanish books. From left, Ethan Taylor, seven; Lillie-Mae Welch, seven; Darcy-Jayne George, seven; Nicholas Griffith, eight; Blake Montague, nine; and Edith Jacobson, eight. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Lizzie Brooks from Mulbarton Junior School and Jane Hamilton from Little Melton Primary School have been given the bronze Linguamarque award

Mrs Hamilton said languages were an important part of the school's curriculum.

She said: 'In the past, we have held French days and European languages days where we offered exciting cultural activities for the children including a French café, Spanish flamenco dancing and German food tasting.

'We were really excited to be awarded our bronze Linguamarque award as it recognises the enthusiasm and hard work the children have put into learning languages at our school.'

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, f

French and Spanish teachers, Lizzie Brooks, left, from Mulbarton Junior School, and Jane Hamilton, from Little Melton Primary, who have won a Bronze Linguamarque award, pictured with some of their pupils listening as Lizzie speaks french. From left, Ethan Taylor, seven; Lillie-mae Welch, seven; Darcy-Jayne George, seven; Nicholas Griffith, eight; Blake Montague, nine; and Edith Jacobson, eightPicture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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She said the Little Melton school taught Spanish in Reception and Key Stage One and French in Key Stage Two. The school also runs a popular Latin Club.

Bev Theobald, headteacher of Mulbarton Junior School, said: 'I am thrilled that the school have received this award in recognition of the excellent work being done across the school to ensure the children have experience of languages.

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'Mrs Brooks has worked hard with staff and children to make language learning fun and relevant.

'We are exploring the possibility of working further with our cluster of schools to deliver quality to training to all staff to continue to develop the teaching of primary languages.'

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