Largest number of Young MFL Leaders ever bring languages alive at local primary schools!
Seventy of our Year 10 MFL Leaders in six teams visited Oak View, Hatfield Community Free and St Philip Howard Primary Schools on Tuesday 4th February, giving French, German and Spanish* language and culture themed workshops to KS2 pupils. (* …plus one Italian workshop!)
Young Leader initiatives have made a great impact on the teaching of young people over the last 20 years across many curriculum areas, using a sports team model. The BHGS Foreign Language Leader Programme hopes to engage a whole new group of young leaders through MFL and this year we have had the largest participation to date!
The Young Leaders planned, delivered and evaluated their learning activities for the Years 4 pupils, with an eye to developing and demonstrating leadership skills through foreign language related tasks. There will be certificates and awards for Team Leadership and Initiative to be presented in July 2019.
Our students were, as ever, enthusiastic and brilliantly delivered their lessons to the younger pupils – they were also able to find out what life is like on the ‘other side’ of the whiteboard! They now look forward to their second placements next term (28th April) and the Foreign Languages Discovery Day which is to be hosted at our school on 2nd June in which the Year 10 pupils will play the leading roles presenting languages and cultures from all around the world.