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European Day of Languages 2009

On Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th November 2009 (unlucky for some!), Kilmarnock Academy celebrated “European Day of Languages” in style!  The Assembly hall was decorated thanks to the efforts of the S6 pupils from the Spanish class with the brightly coloured flags of many European Nations, (made by S1 and S2 classes).  S1 and S2 pupils had fun dancing to French and Spanish music, singing a song and playing some musical games such as Corners and Simon Says – in French, of course!  They also enjoyed trying to learn some of the moves of “le Tecktonik” – a French street dance.  S3 and S4 pupils enjoyed a Euroquiz and they also tried their hand at the stylish Tecktonik moves.  Andrew Milloy was a star and earned himself a free crêpe at lunchtime.

At break and lunch-time French delicacies were for sale and the “crêpes” (made by the pupils in Mrs. McFarlane’s hospitality class) certainly disappeared “like hot cakes”!  There were also croissants and pains au chocolat for sale”.   As usual the pains au chocolat were very popular and quickly sold out. 

Casey McDaid, Alison Shedden and Stephen McIlwraith entertained us at lunchtime with a French song and the pupils in the Higher and Intermediate 2 French class inS5 all made an effort to dress up in stripy t-shirts and berets.

A few pupils made a really big effort and dressed up in European costumes for the day.  The Fancy Dress Prizes were won by Ainslie McKendry of 1F ,Jonathon Lawson of 5D2 and Vanessa Wilson of 4S.  Vanessa looked fab as an Italian character from the Twilight movies. 

All in all, our celebrations of European Day of Languages have helped to raise awareness of the importance of learning a foreign language and have shown that Language Learning is fun!