The school received a plaque officially hailing it as an eTwinning School, at the eTwinning conference, held in June. Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Co-ordinator at King’s Ely Junior, Lorraine Oldham, was on hand to collect the plaque, as well as the Quality Label awards that all four of King’s Ely’s eTwinning projects received.
Ted’s Travels, one of Lorraine Oldham’s eTwinning projects that she has run with King’s Ely Junior pupils, also won a Highly Commended award at the conference.
Lorraine said: “We are all over the moon with the school’s success at the eTwinning National Conference. We have collaborated with over 15 different schools throughout Europe this year which has been fantastic, and congratulations to all the children who have taken part in eTwinning projects. The conference was an excellent event, providing opportunities and workshops to further develop international projects within school.”
The MFL departments at King’s Ely are a hive of activity and thrive on developing linguistic competence in all pupils while offering a wide range of enrichment opportunities.
Strong links with partner schools, such as in France, Germany and Spain, makes learning a language a rich and real experience through the use of projects on which to base students’ learning.