A SECONDARY school in Andover took part in

Students and teachers at Harrow Way Community School recently celebrated the 6000 plus languages spoken around the world as part of the European Day of Languages.

The international event, now in its 16th year, was created by the Council of Europe to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.

Julia Phillips, acting curriculum leader of modern foreign languages, said: “Students at Harrow Way learn Spanish and French but we also wanted to introduce everyone to the rich variety of languages spoken everyday throughout the world.

"We equipped all our teachers with a huge list of different languages which they used throughout their lessons.

"It was a fun and creative way to introduce another layer of learning into the classrooms while celebrating the variety of languages in the diverse world we live in."

Harrow Way School teachers took part in a multi-lingual video.

Speaking in French, headteacher Michael Serridge, and his PA, Helen Vanderplank, spoke about the importance of learning languages.

Assistant headteacher, Dawn German, spoke in German about living in Austria and Germany.

Maths and art teachers welcomed students to the school in Bulgarian.

Students were also invited to enjoy a variety of European foods during break time and a ‘Great European Bake Off’ competition put their international cooking talents to the test.

Beth Matthews and Lottie Percival were declared the winner with their German inspired cake.

For more information or to watch the video, visit harroway.hants.sch.uk.