We marked the European Day of Languages (26 September) in style this year, in keeping with our new status as an International School.
It was great to have our visitors from Vigo in Spain in school: they have integrated really well into lessons with their buddies in Years 9-11. And students from our partner school the Kaiserin-Auguste-Viktoria-Gymnasium in Celle have also just arrived in Norwich: Year 9 students went to meet them for an afternoon at Eaton Vale.
Meanwhile, Year 7 tutor groups took part in an EDL quiz: the winning group will be announced when the results are in.
Students in Year 8 gathered in the Hall for a special House Competition involving a disco workout in French. There were some superb moves on show, and some impressive dad dancing from the PE staff. Congratulations to Kett House on their first place, and to the runners-up, Nelson – and well done to everyone who joined in so well.
If you’d like to experience this yourself, the disco workout is available on YouTube.
Year 10 GCSE language students conducted interviews in French, German or Spanish with members of staff around school.
For film lovers, the MFL Film Club will be screening again from this Thursday in room A8. The first film of the season is a Spanish one: Zipi y Zape! One reviewer said that this film “will entrance kids and speak to their intrinsic rebelliousness with its charms and message to never underestimate the value of fun, even if reactionary parents and cruel taskmasters have forgotten the best parts of youth.” Outrageous.
Thanks to the staff of Café DinerMite, HHS students had the opportunity to tuck into some continental breaktime snacks, and to order from a trilingual menu at lunchtime. All in all, Hellesdon is still very much part of Europe!