We fell that is crucial that we give students the opportunity to use the languages they are studying as it motivates them and enables them to see that what they are learning in the classroom is useful. With this in mind we have links with a number of local language school with whom we organise activities between their French or Spanish students and our students. In addition we organise a number of trips abroad. Currently we organise the following:
Year 7 trip to the Opal Coast: 3 days in the Opal Coast which incudes visits to a Snail farm, a chocolate factory, a Boulangerie and a theme park
Year 8 trip to University of Kent World Languages Day: a Gifted and Talented trip to a day organised by the University which gives students the opportunity to learn new languages such as Italian
Year 10 MFL and Maths visit to Paris and Disneyland: Students enjoy a day in Paris as well as 2 days in Disneyland
Key Stage 4 visit to Cantabria, Northern Spain: 5 day visit to Spain which includes 3 mornings of language lessons, visits to a wildlife park, trips to Santander and Santillana del mar, Flamenco lessons, Tapas, Chocolate con churros and visits to the Altamira Caves.