Howard of Effingham School hosts language day for Surrey schools

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BONJOUR: Year 6 pupils from Oakwood School enjoy the Howard of Effingham’s language event

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: August 17, 2015

MORE than 250 children from five schools in the Effingham Learning Partnership (ELP) came to Howard of Effingham School to show off their language skills.

The pupils came from Eastwick Junior, St Lawrence, The Raleigh, Oakfield and The Dawnay School during a day of fun.

The different activities, designed and run by sixth formers and Year 10 students from the Howard, included buying food and drink from a French café, with brioches and croissants proving popular with participants.

The children also played bingo, enjoyed a typical French game of boules, and competed against each other at Pictionary.

The pupils came away feeling confident about their speaking and excited about the opportunities that studying a foreign language could open up for them.

Sylvia Sidhom, head of French at the Howard, said: “The children did amazingly well. Bravo to all of them.

“Our students loved having the chance to use their language skills in a different setting to inspire younger students.”

The day, on July 7, was part of a range of activities across ELP aimed at building children’s language skills.

Earlier in the year, six and seven-year-olds from eight schools sang songs in French at the ELP Infant Music Festival.

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