Festival of Languages

Festival of Languages

Giving primary pupils a taste of specialist language teaching in a wide variety of modern foreign languages.


Portsmouth High School GDST (GSA)

10 state primary schools:

Cottage Grove, Fernhurst, Hart Plain, Highbury Primary School, Newbridge Junior School, Oakwood, St Judes, St Swithuns, Uplands, Westbourne House plus Portsmouth High’s own Prep School


To give primary pupils a taste of a wide range of languages – Japanese, Chinese, Finnish, Russion, Urdu, German and others – with the help of older pupils and specialist language teachers. Senior School pupils joined specialist teachers in leading the sessions to teach a carousel of ten taster lessons ranging from Japanese, Chinese and Finnish to Russian, Urdu and German.


Primary pupils experienced a carousel of 10 taster lessons while older pupils were able to join specialist language teachers to impart their love of languages.

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