Thursday, 25 October 2012

European Day of Languages Celebration 2012

Usually, the European Day of Languages is celebrated in September, but we at Tomlinscote had a slightly belated celebration -but what a fantastic event it was!

Year 7s had practised role plays on the topic of school in their classes and each tutor group had selected a finalist to compete against the rest of the year group on the 23rd of October.

In front of a huge audience the winning groups were established, as well as the individuals with the most authentic pronunciation. The winners were: for German  Luke Pearson,  Lewis Wall and Luke Hollis in 7Y and for French Alex Wong, Shawn Custodio, Kyle Kumar and Alex Rees from 7R. Congratulations!
The best German pronunciation displayed Lewis Wall and Denitsa Uzunova, while the best French accent came from Chloe-May Patrick and Kyle Kumar. Well done to these great young linguists!

They received great prizes: certificates and bags courtesy of our PASCH partners.
Year 7s enjoyed themselves and in the breaks everyone danced and sang to with the multilingual Arsenal Double Club song.

German classes were in for another special treat: a cookery demonstration of typical Austrian food.
Children gathered in the sparkling kitchen of our vocational centre and were greeted by Frau Soylucicek from the Goethe Institut und Philip, a young chef from Austria who is currently working at Ten Bells, a top class London restaurant. They were invited to try sweet potato and black potato crisps. Philip talked about Austrian specialities, answered questions and showed the pupils how to make Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel. Tomlinscote catering students kindly helped in preparing the dishes.
And the best bit? Everyone was allowed to taste some yummy chicken schnitzel with potato salad and Kraut, followed by a delicious slice of Apfelstrudel!
Super lecker!
Of course, the food and the visit went down very well with Year 7s!
Vielen Dank to Philip and the Goethe-Institut who made this event possible!

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