Bolton School Junior Girls

A Taste of Italy on MFL Day

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The Junior Girls enjoyed a ‘fovoloso’ introduction to Italian language and culture on their Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Day. Pupils were invited to come to school wearing red, white and green to match Italy’s flag and spent the day off timetable, taking part in a carousel of activities.

In the Hall, pupils learned the numbers one to twenty in Italian through song and went on to play bingo using their newfound knowledge. They created their very own ‘leaning towers’ in the Art Straw Challenge and used iPads and atlases to research and create information maps about the country. Another session saw pupils make their very own masks for the Venetian Carnavale, using the same colours as the Italian flag and complete with sequin jewels and feathers.

MFL Day coincided with Valentine’s Day this year, and the themes of Italy and love coincided perfectly in two of the sessions! Girls created Valentine’s Day cards with individual messages in Italian. They also spent some time discovering the famous love story in Romeo and Juliet, set in the Italian city of Verona, and designing their own family crests.

The catering department even created a lovely themed meal to keep girls immersed in the Italian way of life throughout their lunch break!

The hugely popular MFL Day is organised annually by Mrs Hornby and Mrs Labbé. In recent years, Junior Girls have been transported to India, Russia, Spain, France, Belgium and Germany.

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