Year 10 MFL Leaders visit Hatfield primary schools, giving foreign language activity workshops to Year 4 & 5 pupils
Young MFL Leaders Programme – First placement
On Tuesday 18 January, fifty-nine of our Year 10 MFL Leaders in six teams visited Oak View School, Hatfield Community Free School and St Philip Howard Schools, giving French, German and Spanish activity workshops to Key Stage 2 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 Modern Foreign Languages.
The Young Leaders planned, delivered and evaluated their learning activities for the Years 4 and 5 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 which will be hosted by our school in June. 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 2022.
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.
As ever, it was a great opportunity, with the necessary precautions still in place, to relaunch this popular outreach opportunity.