King’s Ely Junior students celebrate National Poetry Day and European Day of Languages

King’s Ely Junior pupils celebrate European Day of Languages.

King’s Ely Junior pupils celebrate European Day of Languages. - Credit: Archant

Students at King’s Ely Junior took part in a number of activities as they celebrated European Day of Languages and National Poetry Day.

As part of European Day of Languages, an annual campaign held on September 26, students of all ages discussed the importance of learning different languages and discovering more about cultures from around the world.

During the day, maps were explored, quizzes were completed and there was a treasure hunt.

Pupils also wrote ‘top trump cards’ about where they are from and a world languages banner was made featuring ‘hello’ in at least 35 different languages, including Japanese, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Danish, Swedish, Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese, to name just a few.

Two days later, pupils then went rhyming and sonnet mad for National Poetry Day based on this year’s theme of ‘freedom’. dren engaged would be an understatement.

Pupils also sang poems in their music lessons and read poems in their design and technology workshops!

Richard Whymark, head of King’s Ely Junior, said: “Our community has links with people and places across the world and it was wonderful to celebrate the diversity of our school through poetry and languages.

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“We have formed many happy memories from the days’ creative activities and look forward to more special curriculum days ahead.”