28 September 2022

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On Monday, our Kirkham Grammar School First Year pupils celebrated European Day of Languages. Pupils were invited to wear costumes with a European or international theme, and they rose admirably to the occasion, sporting an array of creative ideas.

Congratulations to our winner Mia, representing Sweden, who recycled an IKEA bag to create both a highly original and environmentally friendly outfit. Second place went to Oliver for his immaculate Italian chef outfit, complete with pepperoni pizza, and third place to Sam, for his lively Mexican ranchero outfit.

Pupils also took the opportunity to compete in our cake baking competition and produced an array of marvellous creations, including a picturesque Dutch-themed cake complete with a windmill, tulips and clogs, an authentic Polish 'Sernik' cake and a French 'tricolore'-themed sponge cake laden with coloured mini marzipan crepes and croissants. Such an all-round high standard of entry posed something of a challenge for Mr Berry to decide on our winners!

Congratulations to first place winner Fraser for his fabulous German-themed 'Prost' cake, complete with overflowing icing, a real feat of cake engineering! Second and third place winners also impressed with their creations, Charlotte with an action-packed Swiss ski-slope cake and Evie's Italian-inspired cheese, pizza and pasta cake.

A range of language-themed activities including quizzes, games and a spot of dancing - the Macarena kept the First Years entertained throughout the morning!

Lunchtime saw all year groups enjoy a delicious international-themed lunch with French, German and Spanish musical accompaniment. Mr Vevers and his team cooked up a range of culinary delighted from across Europe and beyond, from Bockwurst and Bratwurst to ciabatta, croques 'monsieur' and 'madame', to a tasty chilli dish.

Merci, gracias and danke to all our pupils and parents who supported our European Day of Languages.

A wonderful experience was had by all!


Tags: 2022-2023 Languages