The European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate linguistic diversity by showing people across Europe how important languages are and what fun can be had learning them. The European Day of Languages is 26 September. It was set up by the Council of Europe and was first celebrated in 2001. It’s getting bigger every year, with 45 countries now involved. Schools across Scotland will be celebrating the European Day of Languages 2010 in Septmber. This is a snapshot of what’s happening.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Culloden Academy, Inverness

Culloden Academy celebrated the diverse cultures and languages spoken in their school with lots of cultural events held in the school on Friday 1st October. It was a hugely successfull day!
Here is how they celebrated:
  • Bollywood Dancing Dispay
  • Spanish Singing Workshop-
  • Guess the Language (11 pupils and staff recorded a small piece in their native language, pupils had to guess their language)
  • Mini language taster- Russian and Polish was on offer for pupils
  • TAFAL- Teach a Friend a Language - A range of bi-lingual pupils from S1-S6 taught other pupils and staff a language. We had Korean, French, Italian, Afrikkans and Bengali.
  • We also had Country Information displays where staff and pupils brought in their own personal objects that belonged to the country.
  • Sign Language Workshop
  • European Cooking - The Higher Spanish class cooked a range of European Treats - Patatas Bravas, Pizza, Spanish meatballs, Empanadillas, Quiche and Pan con tomate. Delicious!
  • S6 pupils- Name the Country Quiz
The school canteen also got involved and produced a fantastic European Menu for the day. We had French Onion Soup, Chicken Paella, Meatballs and Pasta, Bean Goulash and finally a delicious Tiramisu from Italy.

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