Learning the lingo

Kirk hallam college teachers and year 10 pupils help teach languages at Ilkeston Kensington junior school. Sigrid Mularczyk and Alice Partridge help some year 3 pupils.
Kirk hallam college teachers and year 10 pupils help teach languages at Ilkeston Kensington junior school. Sigrid Mularczyk and Alice Partridge help some year 3 pupils.

STUDENTS from Kirk Hallam Community College have been sharing their linguistic skills with youngsters at a junior school in a bid to introduce languages to them at an early stage.

Seven- and eight-year-olds at Kensington School in Ilkeston were taught how to talk about the weather and name countries in French by Year 10 pupils via games and quizzes.

Headteacher Lindsey Partridge said: “This was an exciting afternoon for all concerned and is hopefully the first of many such opportunities.”