Language Olympics

Partner: Burghclere Primary School, Newbury
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

6 children from Year 5 at Burghclere join 6 other Year 5 children from each of 3 other local Primary Schools including St Gabriel's juniors, for a day of fun and challenge in a variety of linguistic activities. These include: a Disney Sing-Off (groups sing a Disney song in either Italian, German or Spanish) and perform it to the other groups; On The Buzzer challenge, where groups compete to recognise cognates from a variety of languages, and a Chinese Challenge whereby students work individually on computers using a You Tube clip, to teach themselves numbers 1-10 in Mandarin Chinese. 

Aims of the project

To foster links with local primary schools and provide pupils with the opportunity to experience some other languages.


St Gabriel's facilities are used - computer rooms in MFL department .