Barcelona Trip – Places Available!

There are still places available for the Barcelona trip Cost: £395 (fully- inclusive) Dates: March 2017 Length of stay: 3 nights Hotel: 3* (near beach) Visits: Nou Camp, Olympic stadium, Barcelona harbour and shopping centre Activities: beach, bowling, disco  … Deposit: £50 to be paid by Thursday 5th May Barcelona Trip Letter

World Food Day – Friday 16th October 2015

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16th, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. To celebrate World Food Day, the World Studies Faculty have created themed lessons to deliver to key stage 3 students, across Geography, History, Religious Studies and Modern Foreign Languages. The canteen also served foods from around the world at lunchtime for all students across the academy to enjoy. This is what the students thought of the Continue reading →

MFL Primary Day with Alumwell Juniors

On Tuesday 9th June, 90 year 5 pupils came to the academy from Alumwell Juniors for a day of MFL. Miss Dubois, Mr Watt and Miss Daniels along with some wonderfully helpful year 9 volunteers ran sessions on Mexican traditions, British Sign Language and French-speaking countries. We made some ‘ojo de Dios’ (eye of God) to ward away evil spirits, learnt about where in the world people speak French (it isn’t just France!) and performed our own conversations all in sign language. Everyone had a Continue reading →

Barcelona March 2015

Very very early one cold Sunday morning in March, we set off from the Academy with 29 students on an adventure to the sunny coast of Spain. We were immensely privileged to spend three days in the company of such wonderful young people who were excellent ambassadors for the Academy. We think the students enjoyed the trip – but don’t take our word for it! (Mr Ford, Mr Watt, Miss Steele, Ms Dubois)   “I enjoyed the day we went to Nou Camp because it Continue reading →

MFL Murder Mystery Day

MFL Murder Mystery Day – 21st January 2015 at Lingua Hillcrest, Hillcrest School, Birmingham Today, we went to Hillcrest School to solve a murder mystery. We became French investigators for the day. We were in separate groups, we also had different roles such as; forensic scientist, superintendent, crime officer and detectives. We had to examine the evidence, answer questions in French and write as well. It was really fun because I could show the French teachers how well I can speak French! We used the Continue reading →

MFL at Birmingham University

On Wednesday 15th October 14 year 9 students went to Birmingham University for a ‘Languages Masterclass’ where they got the chance to experience what it might be like to learn French, German and even Chinese at university. The students did us proud and answered more questions than all the other schools put together (they put them to shame!). As Mr Bertie said they were “outstanding in all departments”.   Here is what year 9 had to say about the trip: “Brilliant day. I love the Continue reading →

European Day of Languages

The MFL department celebrated the European Day of Languages on the 26th September by entering Aston University’s poster competition. The competition was very successful and the quality of posters entered was outstanding. Winners include: KS4 ~ Rebecca Dilger (1st), NayeemHussain (2nd), Gemma Nealen (3rd) KS3 ~ Amber Bailey (1st), Tia Ollerhead (2nd), Carla Goode (3rd) These winning entries have now been sent to Aston University to enter the West Midlands competition. Good Luck!