Thursday, 31 October 2013
Queen Margaret Academy
To celebrate this year’s European Day of Languages Queen Margaret Academy’s (Ayr) pupils got to experience some Spanish food at lunch time. Many thanks to the dinner ladies for putting on a great spread of Paella, Albondigas de carne con pan y arroz con leche.
The S2 Spanish elective class have been busy learning about Spanish and Latin American festivals. As part of the course they created piñatas for this year’s European Day of Languages. The Spanish elective class and the S3 classes had great fun trying to burst the piñatas.
A select lucky 20 S3 pupils and 4 senior pupils attended the South Ayrshire European Day of Languages event hosted by Mark Pentleton of Radio Lingua. The pupils were chosen for their displays of “why languages are important” back in June. Pupils had fun participating in various workshops and the event was rounded off with a quiz to everyone’s great amusement. It was a really interesting afternoon where pupils found out why languages are important regardless of your chosen career. They even tried their hand at a new language using the Radio Lingua website.