European Day of Languages


In a vibrant display of cultural diversity and linguistic appreciation, Whitchurch High School marked European Day of Languages with a spectacular event.  The school embraced the occasion to celebrate over 6,000 languages spoken around the world and promote the joys of language learning.

Mrs Powell, Assistant Curriculum Leader of Languages, with enthusiastic support from her team and year 9 language ambassadors, WHS transformed into a hub of multicultural exploration over a span of two days. Students in years 7-9 were treated to an immersive and interactive languages fair that transcended borders and boundaries.

Mrs. Davies, Head of Faculty, expressed her delight in the event's success. "Our goal was to showcase the incredible diversity of languages spoken globally and ignite a passion for language learning among our students. The response has been overwhelming, and it's heartening to see our students enthusiastically engaging with languages from around the world."

The languages fair featured a wide array of activities, from language workshops and cultural exhibitions to interactive language games. Students had the opportunity to explore languages they may not have encountered before, fostering an appreciation for the richness of human communication.

Mr. John, the Head Teacher of WHS, commended the efforts of the Languages Faculty and the year 9 language ambassadors. "Events like these not only promote cultural awareness but also instil a sense of global citizenship in our students. Learning languages is a gateway to understanding and embracing the world's diverse cultures, and I'm proud of our school community for coming together to celebrate this important day."

The celebration of European Day of Languages at WHS served as a testament to the school's commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also culturally aware. It was a vibrant reminder that language learning is a bridge to connect us to the myriad voices that make up our global tapestry.

As the event concluded, the echoes of laughter, the hum of conversations in various languages, and the smiles on students' faces bore witness to the success of Whitchurch High School's multilingual journey. It was a celebration of language, culture, and unity that will continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of WHS students for years to come.