On 16th of July a group of pupils from our school took part in the 1st Young Interpreters Conference for Winchester, Eastleigh and Test Valley in King’s School in Winchester. The conference was a way to celebrate the wonderful work that St Swithun Wells team of Young Interpreters have been doing throughout the year, supporting children who are learning English as their second language, helping them settle in, feel happy and become more confident speaking English.
The children had a chance to take part in a variety of multicultural workshops, together with Young Interpreters from other Hampshire primary and secondary schools. The theme of the conference was ‘A passport to the World’ and the workshops included “foods from around the world” tasting, Nepali drumming, European games, Indian dance, junk modelling of landmark buildings from different parts of the world and storytelling.
The children brought back to school mint chutney, passports to the world, the Arc de Triomphe models and big smiles on their faces.
One of the workshops was Indian dancing which seemed to be very popular with the girls.