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To celebrate the European Day of Languages this year, we transformed the hall into a departure lounge, the gym into the inside of an aeroplane and the music room became baggage reclaim. Staff became airport personnel and totally got into character for the day, while the children 'travelled' around the world. All flights left and arrived on schedule and the children enjoyed some in-flight entertainment, as well as a drink and a snack on board.

Each year group 'travelled' to a country that was linked to their topic for the term, so that the experience was relevant and could be built upon over the next few weeks. They did some fun activities linked to the culture of their destination country, as well as learning some key phrases in the language of that country.

A vey tiring, but enjoyable day. 


Congratulations to Melanie for getting through to the semi-finals of the Junior Language Challenge. The competition took place at Cranmore School, West Horsely and the children had to complete timed challenges in Korean against the other semi-finalists from the South-West London region. 

Kingston & Merton Language Competition

Click the star to hear our children talking about space in their home language.

Kingston & Merton ran their bi-annual language competition again on the theme of Outer Space. 

Here are some of our entries, including our winning entry in the 'Model' category, from Sutapi. Congratulations, Sutapi, and well done to all of you who took part.


Sutapi's German Space poem and model


Melanie - Bulgarian                          Muna - Somali                                      Janani - Tamil

        Urdu:              Elaaf and Aiman                           Laiba, Ghazala, Maida & Fatima           Aminah

Backpacking Day - September 2015

For the European Day of Languages last year, we celebrated the home languages spoken by the children at Malmesbury by touring the globe, visiting different ‘countries’ that are important to the families in our school.

Parents joined us as we visited Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana and Sri Lanka and were instrumental in planning and preparing authentic activities from the different places. How lucky we are to have so many different cultures and languages here at Malmesbury!

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