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27 September 2013 / ZUT ALORS! TRURO HIGH GOES EUROPEAN

Some of the costumes had taken days to make and it wasn't hard to see why.


From a London bus to Irish leprechauns and Roman soldiers to Leonardo da Vinci, Truro High School pupils transformed themselves into a vast array of highly convincing characters and icons to celebrate of this year's European Day of Languages.

There were Harry Potter lookalikes, a French frog, Italian waiters brandishing delicious pizzas, Scottish dancers, Spanish flamenco performers and an English gentleman partnered with a very chav young woman from Essex. The spirit of 'entente cordiale' was everywhere - at least until the impossible task of judging took place.

'The standard is unbelievable,' said Sue Murley, the school's Head of Modern Languages, who organised the event. 'Each year the costumes seem to get better and better. To say I'm impressed is an understatement.'

Tara Nell Nolan and Ellie Sneesby, both 12, had given up five lunchtime breaks to put their London bus together.

'We made it in the art room,' said Ellie. 'It took quite a long time to make but we're very pleased with how it looks.'

As well as spending the morning in their outfits and celebrating European culture and camaraderie, pupils were treated to a special European lunch.

'Languages are regarded as a very important part of the educational curriculum at Truro High and we do all that we can to encourage the girls to take an active interest in learning them,' said Headmistress Caroline Pascoe. 'I'm very proud of the way both pupils and staff have thrown themselves into making the most of this annual event and congratulate them on some truly magnificent and ingenious costumes.'

Ends 27 September 2013


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