A tapas bar and a tongue twister competition were just two of the ways a West Yorkshire school has marked the European Day of Languages.
Rossett School, in Green Lane, Harrogate, invited pupils aged 11 to 18 to get involved in activities aimed at helping them enjoy learning about European cultures and languages during the event last week.
A University of Leeds language graduate also gave a special assembly for Year 8 pupils about the importance of learning foreign languages.
Philippe Bourgeois, director of language studies, said: “Learning a language can open a lot of doors for young people, especially if they want to work abroad or for an international company in the future.”
Rossett School’s flag-filled dining hall showcased a diverse range of European dishes at lunch, and during their break pupils took part in language challenges to win prizes.
Pupils also enjoyed pétanque and handball during special PE lessons and teachers greeted their classes in a language of their choice for the day.
For further information on the school visit www.rossettschool.co.uk.