Year 10 Modern Foreign Language Leaders visit local primary schools, giving French and German activity workshops to KS2 pupils
On Tuesday 21 November, sixty-seven of our Year 10 MFL Leaders in four teams visited Oak View School and St Philip Howard School, giving French and German activity workshops to KS2 pupils.
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.
The Young Leaders planned, delivered and evaluated their learning activities for the Key Stage 2 pupils, with an eye to developing and demonstrating leadership skills through foreign language related tasks. A follow-up visit will take place in the year including a Languages Discovery Day for the Key Stage 2 pupils hosted by our school in June in which the Year 10 pupils will play a leading role delivering a wide range of foreign languages and cultural experiences.
There will be certificates and awards for Team Leadership and Initiative, which will be presented in July 2024.
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 2nd placements in the Spring Term.
A big thank you to all involved, here at Bishop’s and at the primary schools to make this opportunity possible.