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Japanese cooking lessons

IMG 1464In our IBCP Language Development class, we had a Japanese cooking lesson and made two different Japanese noodle dishes. The steps to both of the recipes were simple and easy to follow. We worked well together as a group to make chicken udon noodle soup which was my personal favourite and soba noodle. The soba noodles were noodles served with dipping sauce.

Fin and Amy said 'It was really enjoyable. The dishes tasted very nice and flavoursome and everyone ate lots of it. It gave us an interesting and fun insight on a common dish they eat in Japan'. Ms Myers commented 'It was great to see the students enjoyed cooking and tried the Japanese noodle dishes. Some students asked me to share the recipes as they wanted to make it again! I hope the lesson encouraged the students to be open minded to try something new from other countries. Well done, everyone.’

Here are the recipes if you would like to make these dishes. Most ingredients are available in supermarkets or online.

pdf Japanese Cooking Lessons (Recipies) February 2023 (163 KB)

Onatti Theatre Spanish Performance

OnattiOn Monday 16 January, some of our year 8, 9 and 12 students who are studying Spanish assembled in the theatre to watch the Onatti Theatre Company perform a wonderfully funny play, entitled 'Mi Personalidad (My personality)'. The play was delivered entirely in Spanish by two professional Spanish actors. The students absolutely loved it and were talking in Spanish afterwards. When they were first told about the play, they were a little apprehensive about how much they would be able to understand so it was brilliant to see them engaged and participating during the performance.
The play is all about identity. It’s Fernando’s first day at University and he is trying to make friends, however, it doesn’t go well at all, and so, he tries out different personalities with the help of a mysterious acquaintance…
Here’s what some of our students said:
“We were happily surprised to see how engaging the show was. There was a good balance of educational and entertaining aspects.” - Year 12 ab initio students.
“It was so entertaining and really easy to understand and follow.” - Year 9 student.
“It was very funny, the comedy was perfect and the props were really good”. - Year 9 student.
We are so glad that students enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming the Onatti Theatre Group back on the 9th of February when they will be performing a French play ‘Parlez-vous français?’ for some of our year 7 students.

Letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

boar drop shadow alpha trans 100pxWe were very pleased to receive this letter recognising the quality of our modern foreign languages provision, from the Minister of State for Schools. Language learning is central to our broad, challenging and international curriculum.

"In an increasingly globalised economy, it has never been more important for our pupils to be taught modern foreign languages. Languages help young people understand culture and societies beyond our own and they help widen career opportunities.

I would like to congratulate your staff and pupils for their hard work and success."

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State for Schools

languages 2022 letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb

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