PUPILS from Salendine Nook High School swapped their usual seats to stand at the front of the classroom.
The group of ‘language leaders’ have been running German classes at Moorlands Primary School.
They introduced the language to the Year 5 and 6 students over three classroom-based sessions.
The students taught the children word for numbers, colours and different parts of the body.
Claire Barker, language teacher at Salendine Nook, said that they did this in a fun and interactive way.
She said: “The children really enjoyed themselves and there was lots of interaction to help them learn the words.
“For the parts of the body they sang Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and were asked to name different colours pointed out around the classroom.”
The youngsters were rewarded with medals and certificates for their hard-work.
Their ‘teachers’ were chosen from pupils who showed an aptitude and enthusiasm for languages. They spent their lunch breaks preparing their lessons.
The school run a similar scheme last year with Lindley Junior School, the aim being to give children a head-start when they join the high school.
When they first enrol they spend the first nine weeks learning German, French and Spanish before picking which language they want to continue with.
Ms Barker added: “The sessions give them confidence with the language.”