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1 August 2011, 9:53am

Language Through Sport

Language through sport is delivered in an active environment with the focus of learning a modern foreign language.  Currently languages delivered are French and Italian by Vicky Heslop who studied her masters in International Languages at Bath University.   This project is aimed at Primary and Secondary school children (Key Stage 2,3,4) and combines language learning with sport and active games.

The scheme is to motivate pupils to learn and use languages in an everyday enjoyable context as well as giving them the opportunity to learn new sports and games skills. The content of the programme is based around the National Languages Framework. As part of the programme the children will receive regular in-school sessions, culminating in a visit from a member of the Bath Rugby senior squad.

Each school involved will receive a series of six sessions in curriculum time. The activities will be adapted to suit the age, ability and experience of the children, to incorporate any vocabulary and skills they have already learned and then build on them with new ideas.

Vicky Heslop who is running the project said, "It is very exciting to be involved with such an innovative and unique project. This double-pronged approach will allow us to motivate pupils to do more sport as well as helping them learn and use a foreign language with more confidence outside of a classroom context. Most important of all, the aim is to make learning more enjoyable."

For more information, please contact Vicky Heslop on vicky.heslop@bathrugby.com or 01225 325200.

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