International Week

Each year, Salusbury School celebrates International Week to promote the benefits of international collaboration, speaking and learning other languages and cultural exchange. In a world where information can be accessed at our fingertips and as citizens, we are becoming more connected than before. Understanding one another’s languages or cultures is paramount to the success of a young person in the 21st Century. At Salusbury, we provide opportunities and resources to support pupils on their way to becoming truly international citizens – both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

International Week is a wonderful celebration of the many languages, religions and cultures that come together at our school and across the world. During this week, children took part in a number of interesting activities, and learnt about different continents linked to their year groups.  In partnership with Our Global School, each class will also studied a topic linking pupils to their peers in Mbollet-ba school in Gambia. 

 

"The activity helped children learn that Africa is not a country and in fact, a continent and there are many different cultures within Africa. It also helped children to understand a different side of the continent and not just one where people are less fortunate than Europe" Y2 Teacher

This Year we also celebrated the  European Day of Languages (26th September)  within International Week. The European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.

 

To celebrate the diversity of languages spoken at Salusbury, pupils played language games and carried out class activities such as a class language audit, playing language quizzes and games, and creating language posters.

 

In addition to all these activities, students learnt from each other by teaching their peers something in another language, e.g greetings, numbers to 10. It was a day of linguistic diversity celebration that everyone enjoyed.

 

 

‘To learn languages is important because makes you happy and proud of yourself’   Y3 student

 

‘Knowing more languages can help you at school and to make new friends’ Y3 student