Glenrothes High School celebrated EDL on Friday 1st October with a lively and fun packed day, which was the highlight of a week of events, which included a European staff quiz, a poster competition for S1-S3 and taster sessions of different languages. On the day itself, each classroom in the Modern Languages Department had a different country as its theme and a cafe reflecting this. On offer was an abundance of food for everyone to try, which they did very successfully, at the same time enjoying the different music of each country. S4 pupils made an excellent job of painting younger pupils’ faces with European flags, and staff and pupils dressed in costumes to reflect different countries . The atmosphere was fantastic, and it was a joy to see so many people celebrating other cultures. Roll on next year!
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.