European Day of Languages

10 October 2017

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages (EDL) has been celebrated every year since 2001 across Europe on the 26th of September. It aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.

Europe is rich in languages - there are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents. This is an important resource to be recognised, used and cherished.

Learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences.

Our pupils will take part in activities to celebrate the European Day of Languages and to learn about other cultures, traditions and languages which are not normally presented in the classroom.  This is a great way to highlight all the languages spoken in the school.