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International Celebrations at Portland Place School

The school was awash with colour as pupils and staff donned the national dress and colours of their home countries to mark Languages Day

Posted by Julian Owen | October 02, 2017 | Events

Portland Place School's annual Languages Day celebrated mother tongues from around the world, with the MFL department organising language-based activities and encouraging pupils and teachers to teach and learn different languages throughout the day. 

Year 7 pupils ran an international cake sale at lunchtime, Year 8 pupils took part in a language-themed treasure hunt, while Year 5 and Year 6 pupils enjoyed a Spanish cookery workshop. 

There was also a fundraising element to the day, with pupils raising money for Autism Bedfordshire, a charity supporting people with autism and their families. 

David Bradbury, Headmaster explained: “Our Languages Day is an annual event, and one which the whole school looks forward to. The classrooms were filled with colour as pupils pulled out the stops to dress up the day and really throw themselves into the cultural- and language-focused activities. 

“We are immensely proud of our ethos of engaging pupils to learn in a creative and lively atmosphere, and this school event embodies all of those elements.” 

There was also a fundraising element to the day, with pupils raising money for Autism Bedfordshire, a charity supporting people with autism and their families. 

Portland Place School is an independent co-educational school for children aged 9-18, located directly in the heart of the City of Westminster. It was founded with a particular purpose in mind: to be an alternative to the intense, large, examinations-focused independent day schools of which there are many in London. 

The school ethos is to be small, nurturing and be relaxed, encouraging and enabling their pupils to achieve their very best academically, with space to develop and express their creativity and athleticism.  

For more information on the school visit: www.portland-place.co.uk or call 020 7307 8700.

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