Members of the Gillotts 5 Languages Award Club at Gillotts School in Henley were presented with
Members of the Gillotts 5 Languages Award Club at Gillotts School in Henley were presented with bronze and silver certificates by headteacher Catharine Darnton. The year seven and eight pupils attended started courses in five languages to earn bronze and 10 complete sessions to earn silver. Lanuages offered included Arabic, Swahili, Romanian, Japanese, Welsh, Icelandic, Italian, Swedish, among others. Miss S Robson, of the modern foreigh languages department, who runs the club, said: “We wanted to offer opportunities beyond the conventional GCSE curriculum as many children love the chance to do something a bit different. We don’t become fluent in these languages but we learn a few phrases each session and familiarise ourselves with the script, the phonetics, the culture and the media. I think these children have something a bit special to put on their first CV in a few years’ time” Next year Gillotts is inviting all of KS3 to participate in the club as credits towards certificates are carried over into the next year. There are also plans to incorporate a themed food event with some of the sessions. The race for gold is onâ€¦ but only if you can say it in 15 languages!