Enrichment Day 5 - European FestivalsPosted on: 16/07/2018
ENRICHMENT DAY 5 – EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
The MFL department organised various sessions on European Festivals: French, German, Spanish, Italian and Albanian. We also had Year 6 students from St Thomas’ Primary School coming to work with our Year 7 and experience life at Barton Court.
The enrichment day was really fun! Each country we learnt about had an activity based on foreign celebrations. I found this really great. We learnt about Italy, France, Spain and Albania. My personal favourite was the Italian celebration because we painted masks and I love the art we did. I had an amazing time and learnt a lot about countries and their festivals and celebrations.
During the enrichment day I had enjoyed all of the lessons as it was about festivals from different countries. The French festival was called le Poisson d’Avril and we created colourful fish then stuck them on the back of people. It was very funny. In Spanish, we did La Tomatina and we created posters on it with the use of a video for information. Then we did German and that was about Easter. We made Easter eggs that we coloured in. The last lesson that day was analysing the day where we summarised the day and chose our favourite session.
Recently, my year group and I participated in many exciting activities based on languages festivities in our enrichment day. We did languages such as German, French, Spanish Italian and even Albanian. My personal favourite was probably the Spanish session, in which we learnt about the jolly festival of La Tomatina, which is a celebration that consists of people from across the world, coming together and united as one to complete an hour of tomato-throwing fun! I also enjoyed it most because I am most likely biased as I speak Spanish and have been learning for about 5 years. French was also pretty fun, as we learnt about the French equivalent of April’s fool (Poisson d’avril) where people stick fish on each other’s backs.
In the morning we had Spanish where we learnt about a festival called La Tomatina where lots of people come together and then trucks of tomatoes come through the streets and people all throw the tomatoes at each other. It was fun to watch, but it did look messy! I would not want to clean the streets after the event! Also we had French where we learnt about Poisson d’Avril which is a day like April’s Fool but they make fish and stick them on people’s backs. They also do pranks and tricks, which sometimes can be so mean! Later that day, we learnt about Albania and how to count up to 10 in the language. Learning about Albania’s culture was fun too! Overall it was a great day and I am looking forward to doing it again as soon as possible!