St Annes school’s Spanish-themed day

Pupils at Clifton Primary School got into the spirit for their summer holidays with a Spanish-themed day.

Children throughout the school were treated to a day of activities as part of the school’s Modern Foreign Language programme.

Children and teachers from Clifton Primary School have a Spanish themed day.  Pictured is Calum Wilkinson, aged 10.

Children and teachers from Clifton Primary School have a Spanish themed day. Pictured is Calum Wilkinson, aged 10.

All of the children at the Clitheroe Road school, from Reception through to Year Six, have been learning Spanish this year.

Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator Lucy Dixon said: “Each week the children learn a few more phrases and practice their pronunciation

“To celebrate our learning and to raise the profile of modern foreign languages at the school, we staged a Spanish day which the whole school took part in.”

Children turned the hall into a sea of red and yellow, with a fair few Real Madrid and Barcelona tops dotted around as well.

And for lunch, the school’s dining staff got in on the act with a menu including Spanish chicken, Spanish omelette and ice cream.

Professional flamenco dancers from JLC Dance in St Annes donated their time to teach the pupils some Spanish steps, and Spanish speakers attended to help the children with their pronunciation.

Headteacher Rachel Legge said: “I was impressed by the staff and children’s enthusiasm to the day, and they showed that in the spirit of dressing up in colourful outfits.

“Everyone enjoyed the activities.”