Worldwide influences during Academy’s week of languages
There was an international feel to the Academy last week when staff and students got into the spirit of our Week of Languages.
Throughout the week menus in the restaurant were displayed in French, Spanish and German to give students the chance to brush up on their language skills in the lunch queue.
A languages quiz was run in the library from Monday to Friday. To take part in the quiz students were given a list of translations of the greeting ‘hello’ and were asked to match each greeting to the country it was from and write it under the correct country’s flag on their quiz sheet.
The winners of the quiz were Year 10 students Vanessa Winkler and Bianca Ursu.
There were language assemblies and staff also wore badges to mark the special week and spoke in other languages.
Students were invited to vote for their ‘staff linguist of the week’ and the winner was teacher Fatema Qaasim with 88 votes.
Students took part in various language activities in lessons and Year 7 students have been researching new languages at home.
Director of Modern Foreign Languages Karen Turney said: “Everyone really entered into the spirit of the week and it was great to hear different languages spoken in the Academy.
“The week coincided with the arrival of Mathilde Briaud, our new French assistant from La Rochelle. Mathilde is the first foreign language assistant at Corby Business Academy and students are already benefiting from working with her in lessons.”
Pictured are Year 8 students Kearnu Stapleton and Niall McGroarty taking part in languages activities in class as part of the week