European Day of Languages was set up by the Council of Europe, it was first celebrated in 2001 and it is growing in popularity, now with over 45 countries involved. There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world and behind every one of them lies a rich and diverse culture. This is what ‘European Day of Languages’ aims to celebrate – by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.

At Charters the whole school is involved in activities to celebrate Language Learning in the week leading up to 26 September and afterwards. We have competitions for tutor groups and year groups, quizzes, posters, stickers, games and the school canteen even provides an international menu.

Charters students regularly celebrate success in National and International Language competitions such as Vocab Express: League of Champions.

Year 7 students are challenged by a quiz in different languages. Students from other year groups win prizes by entering online quizzes and competitions about European language and culture.

There are presentations and assemblies taken by our Y10 Language Leaders to KS3. It is a great opportunity for the Language Leaders to lead such an important event, which is well received by the younger students.