Young MFL Leaders Programme – First Placement Success
Year 10 MFL Leaders visit local primary school to offer French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese 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.
On Tuesday 15 November, sixty-six of our Year 10 MFL Leaders in six teams visited Oak View School, Hatfield Community Free School and St Philip Howard Schools, giving French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese activity workshops to KS2 pupils. 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 Language Discovery Day for the Key Stage 2 pupils hosted by our school in June next year, 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 2023.
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 in the Spring Term.
A big thank you to all involved, here at Bishop’s and at the Primary School to make this annual programme possible.