Monday 11 August 2014

Year 7 Language Day

On Wednesday 6 August, Year 7 students at the School celebrated Language Day with a range of activities designed to complement the Languages program.

The day began with a fashion parade, with students dressing up in costumes reflecting the culture of a country of their choice. After the fashion parade, the students had the opportunity to see a demonstration of traditional African drumming.

For the duration of the day, students participated in a range of activities including making masks, cooking lessons, Pètanque, a form of boules and Kendo, a modern Japanese martial art. The students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in stimulating activities and gain an enhanced understanding of language and culture.

Ivanhoe Grammar School’s LOTE program aims to develop students’ skills in communicating in another language, social interaction, cooperation and acceptance of different nationalities, as well as an understanding of the culture, traditions and history unique to the countries where the language is spoken. In addition to events such as Language Day, students in all year levels have many opportunities to improve their language skills and cultural understanding through experiences such as exchanges, international language tours and excursions.