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Linguists visit Southampton University

Ten Second Year language students, accompanied by Mr Jepson and Mrs Lupton, attended the Year 8 Able Linguist Day at Southampton University on Wednesday. In the morning, there were workshops in French, German or Spanish on the theme of ‘Wearable Technology’. Part of the workshop involved pupils designing and producing their own poster for a competition in which Barnaby Saer’s group won the German Highly Commended prize. In the afternoon, a range of taster sessions were on offer in Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin. The pupils were amazed at how different each of the languages were and are now inspired to become fluent in a foreign language.