African drums and French cuisine reward students’ language achievement
Great progress in learning languages at The Radclyffe School brought an exciting reward for students this week.
A trip to French restaurant Café Rouge at the Printworks in Manchester gave them a taste of France, and this was complemented with a performance of African drumming.
The students tucked into a choice of poisson et frites, or cassoulet de poulet et puree (fishcakes & chips, or chicken casserole and mashed potato!).
All the students took part in the drumming. Working with drummer Mohibur Rahman from Bangdrum Arts, the group got an introduction to drumming and soon were playing confidently.
The students also took time to consult a careers carousel, which introduced some of the employment opportunities available to young people with language skills.
The Year 8 students earned the visit by having an outstanding attitude to learning in their lessons in learning since starting at the Chadderton school. Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages said, “All the students thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It enriched their understanding of French and Francophone culture.”