Wednesday 12th March 2014 was the second in a series of Routes into Languages cultural events in collaboration with Networks for Languages and the Centre for Language Education Research at Aston University (CLERA).
The event was for Year 8 pupils and featured three workshops from final year students and native speakers from Spanish speaking countries around the world. The countries covered were Chile, Peru and Colombia.
The aim of the event was to show Spanish as a world language and inspire pupils to continue studying Spanish at school and beyond.
We were very fortunate to have Natalio Ormeño Villajos, the Education Advisor from the Spanish Embassy Education Office who travelled from Manchester to talk to the teachers while the students worked in their groups. Natalio was also responsible for judging the best poster created by the pupils and the best speakers of Spanish.
The event was a great success: sixty-two pupils and eight teachers from local schools turned up on the day.
Many thanks to Jenny Price and Elpiniki Lamproglou for leading the event; to Natalio Ormeño Villajos for his time, generosity and professionalism; to the student ambassadors for running the workshops and of course to all the pupils and teachers who made the effort to come and make this event worthwhile.