5th July 2018
Writing: James Tuddenham (Year 10)
At the beginning of this month, a group of Year 10 students accompanied by Mrs Whittle went to visit local primary school Chalfont St Peter CofE Academy. The aim of the trip was to teach the children a bit of basic German through three short taster sessions, in order for them to get a feel for the language before moving on to secondary school in September. For many of the children it was the first time that they had spoken any German, and they picked it up very quickly, much to their delight.
We focused on teaching a few main topics that we felt the children would most enjoy learning. These topics had to be interesting, in order for them to be fun to learn and memorable. The topics chosen were ice cream flavours, food, colours and countries. Along with teaching basic vocabulary we played various games with the younger students, including Splat the Teacher: everyone in the class enjoyed these games, and it helped them to remember what they had learnt.
At the end of the sessions the primary school students gave us some feedback on how they felt the day went. The sessions were described as 'inclusive, informative and interesting' and our group were praised as 'friendly, organised and helpful'. It was a highly rewarding and enjoyable trip for both the Challoner's boys and the young students at Chalfont St Peter Academy.