Created in session 2018-19 and inspired by the design-based television programme Amazing Spaces, this inter-disciplinary competition combines and celebrates Spanish language learning with aspects of design and technology. Aimed at S2 and S3 learners, the competition focuses on building valuable employability skills such as team-working, creativity, organisation, communication and problem-solving. Espacios Increíbles aims to broaden learners' horizons and introduce them to a variety of potential career pathways in different fields.
Students on their year abroad are linked with a primary or secondary school keep in regular contact with their partner school during their time abroad using blog posts, emails, postcards and other resources. The two-way correspondence between student and class brings the language and culture of the student's host country alive for pupils.
This exciting multilingual poetry project celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity through creative writing, and showcases the many languages which are spoken and learned by young people in school and at home. Pupils from P1-S6 can participate, as well as bilinguals and those studying languages beyond school.
Piloted in session 2017-18, the competition brings together two of our favourite topics – languages and food! Pupils from P1-S6 work on their social, literacy, numeracy and financial skills, as well as their language, when they work in teams to submit a recipe for a dish symbolic of a country where either a language they are learning in school or a language that pupils speak at home is spoken. Unfortunately due to current circumstances we have been unable to continue running the competition. However, teachers may find inspiration to hold an internal event in their own school by visiting the competition webpage.