Friday, 6 October 2017

Cumbernauld Academy

This year’s European Day of Languages took place on Tuesday 26th September, the modern languages department organised various fun, educational activities for pupils to take part in.

S1 pupils enjoyed filling in European passports and defining foreign phrases. S2 pupils got competitive in the European quiz with questions relating to sports, music, and culture among many other things. Pupils in S3 were given the task of choosing a word or phrase and translating it into as many European languages as possible. Teachers around the school also celebrated the day with many saying a few phrases in a European language in their class including, French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Czech, Italian, Icelandic and Danish. S1 also had the opportunity to use both their French and ICT skills, by learning how to type accents in French, Spanish, German and Italian.

At lunch there was an amazing food tasting in the department that both pupils and staff were more than happy to attend with a variety of cheeses, meats, breads and pizza. Many were also entertained by Mr. McDonald’s dancing to European music. During the food tasting some brave pupils attempted our Bushtucker trial where they sampled different foods whilst blindfolded and had to try to identify what the food was and where it came from.

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