Languages Week at Godolphin and Latymer, with its focus on the linguistic diversity of our school and the promotion of cultural understanding, is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year was no exception.
The week began with a most extraordinary and mouth-watering array of cakes, biscuits and pastries created by our young star bakers and proudly celebrating the nations and cuisines represented by our school community. Students displayed their brilliant culinary show stoppers in the Bishop Centre and everyone tucked in during break time and lunchtime.
Throughout the week pupils variously learnt Spanish flamenco and South American salsa dance routines, enjoyed Vietnamese and Dutch taster sessions, created a Greek and Latin word tree, familiarised themselves with German music, poetry, and board games, enjoyed Chinese art, Mandarin karaoke and lunch in China Town, discovered Spanish art at the Tate Modern and were involved in a host of assemblies, conversation clubs, workshops, films, quizzes and (with particular thanks to the catering team) enjoyed delicious food from around the world.
As well as improving their language skills, girls have discovered more about the different cultures and traditions, dress, food, music and dance of different regions around the globe. Many thanks to Mrs Corcoran and the Modern Languages and Classics teams for putting together this week’s fantastic timetable of events.