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Preparatory School pupils dressed to impress in support of a week-long initiative at Rydal Penrhos
4th October 2016

Preparatory School pupils dressed to impress in support of a week-long initiative at Rydal Penrhos

As part of European Languages Week, pupils were encouraged to dress up in something relating to a specific country, with everything from Portugal, Spain, France and Wales represented.

There were a host of activities throughout the day, including a special slipper throwing contest which was won by Olivier Gilmartin and George Watkins.

A special treasure hunt was also organised by staff, where pupils had to follow clues in order to capture hidden flags hidden around the school.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, said:

“This year's European Languages Week is also an opportunity to highlight the huge value of Europe's cultural diversity. 

“Europe's nations are always at their strongest and most prosperous when we are open and outward-facing, willing to embrace other ways of life, and when we welcome those who can contribute to our societies. 

“By pausing to celebrate the dozens of languages spoken across our communities we can send a powerful message: that Europe is a place where all backgrounds are welcome and individuals of every heritage can feel at home.”
Prep School head Roger McDuff, added: “We were delighted to take part in European Languages Week, which offers our pupils’ chance to explore and embrace different cultures.

“Everyone made a fantastic effort with their fancy dress, and thanks go to parents and staff for contributing.”

 

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