Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
As members of the Language Leaders’ group, we are responsible for the running of the Globetrotters club in Lower School. Each week, we take it in turns to lead the club, which is open to Primary 6, Remove and Lower 4, gaining valuable experience in leadership, teamwork, and communication as senior members of St George’s.
So far, we have led sessions on Japanese culture where we taught some basic origami, the Mid-Autumn Festival where we made lanterns, and we have explored various lesser-known languages spoken around the world. It has been great to interact with the younger years and see them enjoying the club. Participation has been better than we could have ever expected! Our inaugural Globetrotters session this year saw 30 girls attend. We hope to inspire the younger years to continue with their language studies throughout school and to give them a fun club to look forward to every week!
For European Day of Languages, we organised a facemask competition, where Upper and Lower School students had to design their own language-themed facemask. As part of the assembly to raise awareness of the day, we organised a quiz for students where they had to identify various teachers and members of staff speaking another language which they know. It was surprisingly hard to discern who was who and we realised how linguistically diverse our community is!
Our next large project involves holding a Winter Festivals event for Upper School, where we plan to showcase a variety of winter traditions from across the world, including some celebrated by students and staff in our own community.
Alexandra (Lower 6)