Youngsters enjoy languages day

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Youngsters from across Calderdale and Kirklees expanded their cultural horizons at a languages day.

The year five and six pupils from Crossley Heath School and Park Lane Learning Trust learned about languages and different cultures at a summer school.

Children enjoyed a French breakfast and an introduction to Chinese while other pupils sang and danced to a German song.

The day ended with all children making their own kites.

Stephany Gubbini, department leader for Spanish, said: “Teaching languages is great fun. The children that take part on our summer school leave with a wealth of knowledge as they don’t just learn basic communication on five different languages but also they learn quite a lot about the cultures from those countries.

“During the week we can see the impact it has on children as the go home to continue researching information of those countries and they are very keen to share it with us. We are very fortunate to see some of those kids start high school with us and continue with their passion for languages to GCSE and beyond.”

For information about the languages summer school visit www.crossleyheath.org.uk/