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Third-year PhD student Antonia Wimbush celebrated European Day of Languages at Wakefield Girls’ High School Junior School.

Antonia Wimbush at Wakefield Girls’ High School Junior School

She gave an engaging and interactive assembly to pupils aged 5-11 about the importance of learning languages. The girls particularly enjoyed taking part in the language quiz and learnt a great deal about European languages and cultures, including how to say ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ in French! Antonia worked with Year 6 throughout the day, leading a French workshop on European countries and helping to run language activities using iPads. They also played Pétanque and handball in their P.E lessons. The girls had a fun day, learnt lots of French and discussed why languages are vital in today’s globalised world.