bonjour, hej, hallo! - European Day of Languages
A Virtual Tour of Europe
QM celebrates European Day of Languages 2020 and the importance of linguistic diversity in Europe.
The QM girls have taken a tour of Europe without stepping foot out of Escrick Park this week, in celebration of European Day of Languages. To mark the day, and the importance of linguistic diversity in Europe, the QM teachers have cleverly woven a range of fun European-themed activities into their lessons, and instead of hearing 'hello' in the QM corridors, we've been more likely to hear 'bonjour', 'hej' or 'hallo'!
Here at QM we welcome girls from nine different European countries and to recognise the different languages spoken around the School, the LVI girls produced a presentation for assembly. The Year I girls cooked up an Italian feast by making pizzas in their Food Technology lessons and our wonderful in-house Catering Team also cooked up a mouth-watering themed lunch of traditional European dishes including Paella and Spaghetti Bolognaise.
Our Head of English, Mr Payton, shared the poem October by Hillaire Belloc which refers to autumn in the Forez mountains in central France, and Olivia Hamilton (UVI) demonstrated exactly why she's been appointed this year's Music Prefect by singing in German when she performed Solveig's Song by Grieg....