Language week at Pres Tralee made a welcome return between January 22nd and 26th with a full range of activities being provided for all year groups in the school in both German and French.
The week got off to a great start on Monday with a French play being performed for 4th and 5th year students before lunch and for 2nd year students after lunch. Performed by Native-speaking French actors from the Toulouse region, F.T.F.S. – French Theatre for Schools - have been coming to Pres Tralee for a number of years .The performances included lots of interactive audience participation and incorporated core curriculum material.
TY students hosted language cafés on Tuesday for 2nd and 6th years. This event has really captured the imagination of all students the last few years as waitresses take orders from customers who have to select the delicious treats on the menus of the French and German cafés – the aroma of café au lait and baked goods wafted tantalisingly into the assembly area!
1st years participated in French and German Bingo on Wednesday – hosted by The TYs.
Running in the background of all these activities was a range of displays of posters featuring vocabulary, information about French and German culture etc. and all 1st year posters are on display in the 1st year area. Many thanks to all the members of the Language departments who had been busy preparing the comprehensive range of events for the coming week! The emphasis on languages will undoubtedly change for our students as we face an era of uncertainty with “Brexit” on the horizon, so all activities which encourage our students to master the spoken languages will be of huge benefit to our students in the future.