West meets East - World Languages Day at Lancing Prep Hove

World Languages Day was a truly colourful and memorable celebration.

The day began with a French-themed assembly focusing on ‘la journée  francophonie’ and French-speaking countries around the world. Pupils from Years 6 to 8 performed or rapped poems, re-enacted a short, humorous version of the French revolution and adapted a French song about penguins and skiing which may well be heard on the pistes of Bormio next week!

This was then followed by a lively and inspiring series of Indian Bollywood dance workshops for the whole school. The sessions were run by Kalpesh from the KZ dance company in London, who enthused every child with his infectious energy and joyful smile. Every child from Year 1 to Year 8 was taught two routines which were then performed in a grand finale in the afternoon out on the astro-turf, finishing with the Hindu Holi celebration , known as the festival of colours, where coloured powders were liberally distributed to coat everyone on the astro in a riot of colour.