Academic | Posted 08.02.2017

On the 7th of February the Stonyhurst refectory could be heard buzzing with Spanish conversation as our Lower Grammarians (Year 9s) were given the opportunity to taste a traditional Spanish breakfast in our ‘Spanish Café’ with a selection of traditional treats such as ‘catalanas’ (bread rolls with tomato, olive oil and serrano ham) and Cola-Cao (Spanish chocolate drink). ‘It was such a tasty opportunity to use our vocabulary!’ Tom Fee (LG).

The students have been learning about food and how to order food in the classroom so this was an opportunity for them to take their learning into the ‘real’ world.  Some of the students acted as waiters whilst others were customers and had to order the food from them. ‘It was an opportunity to put what I had learnt in the classroom into practise’ Daniel Connell (LG), whilst Olivia Gornall (LG) said ‘it was a cultural opportunity to understand what Spanish breakfast was really like.’

The idea came from the Head of Spanish, Zoe Livingstone ‘I think it’s really important for students to get to use what they are taught in the classroom in different settings, it’s important to harness a love of languages early and engage the students in a variety of ways.’