WEYDON School held its first ‘Languages Day’, in a bid to promote “language learning in the school and community”.

On the morning of Thursday, October 17, Year 8 students took part in a languages assembly, run by the modern foreign languages (MFL) student leaders, plus cakes baked by students and parents in support of the event.

Lunchtime saw the languages department become a “buzzing and multilingual environment”, with students taking part in learning ten languages, such as French, Portuguese, Greek and Urdu.

There was also talks delivered by guest speakers Virginie Pignot, an MFL lecturer at the University of Southampton and Alyson Coombes, a literary translator and ex-Weydon student.

Miss Donia, curriculum area leader for languages praised the event, saying: “The Weydon Languages Faculty would like to thank all students involved for the amazing contribution and for showing their passion about languages and different cultures.

“It was an amazing day which we hoped inspired many students to look at taking languages further as part of their learning journey.”