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29 September 2011 / CELEBRATING LANGUAGES AT TRURO HIGH

Girls in Year 12 started the day off with an assembly highlighting the importance of languages and followed this by saying "Good Morning" in all of the European languages.

At break time, many girls in different costumes arrived in the main hall for the fancy dress competition. Leonardo da Vinci and his Mona Lisa, the Berlin Wall and the Eiffel Tower were all winners, each taking inspiration for their fancy dress costumes from different countries in Europe.

Introducing the day to the school calendar, Head of Languages Sue Murley was dressed as a Musketeer with the rest of her team. She said:

"I am absolutely delighted with the standard of costumes that the girls have come up with. We've got everything from Grecian Goddesses to a German in Lederhosen, the Spanish Sun to a Finnish skier, a slab of Belgium chocolate, Euros, a bottle of champagne, a baguette and a patisserie, even with freshly made macaroons!

"It's the tenth anniversary of the European Day of Languages and it is great to be able to celebrate how important languages are by having lots of fun! "

Headmistress, Caroline Pascoe, helped judge the competition. She said:

"This is a great opportunity to celebrate languages in a more creative way. The school's success in languages can only be highlighted by the GCSE and A level results achieved every year and the subjects are very popular with the girls.

"I'd like to thank the staff for all their help and to the girls who spent hours on their costumes. It was a very hard competition to judge!"

Ends 29 September 2011

Photos (By Bernie Pettersen):

030: Bonjour! Tess (inside), Tia, Julia and Molly show their winning Eiffel Tower costume to Head of Languages Sue Murley.


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