CHILDREN experienced a taste of different cultures – from the comfort of the classroom.
Salendine Nook High School welcomed pupils from its feeder primary schools, who spent the day being taught by Year 9 students in the French, German and Spanish departments.
Groups of Year 6 pupils from Reinwood, Moorlands, Lindley and Spring Grove primary schools take part each year.
The idea is to involve them in activities related to the three languages taught at the school.
In the French session children took part in games about French numbers. For Spanish they learnt how to introduce themselves and say where they lived.
In German the older pupils demonstrated a cafe role play before they sampled kaffee und kuchen – coffee and cake.
The children also conducted research about the languages and used their ITC skills to design a poster.
Language teacher Claire Barker said: “It was a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all involved. The teachers from the primaries praised the great range of activities. They felt that our Year 9 pupils were great ambassadors and brilliant role models”.