Scoil Chaitríona is an Irish language school on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin.
On Monday, November 22, students celebrated fun language activities in six languages: Irish, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and some English.
A very special guest that day, Teresa, brought traditional Spanish “dulces” or sweets from Madrid.
There followed a football tournament between the best French, German and Spanish five-a-side teams.
It was a very tense and exciting all-Spanish final. Long live Spain !
The students then connected to a Think Languages workshop to learn a Brazilian martial art called “Capoiera”, even the teacher did!
Those who love art have created a very impressive interior mural of the anti-war painting “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso.
The pupils had two hours to make this mural to be permanently displayed in their class.
One group even attended a workshop on how Irish Sign Language works.
The main event of the day was the European quiz, kindly sponsored by the local coffee truck “Bua”, as alumni they very generously donated € 10 in vouchers to the winners.
Spanish teacher at Scoil Chaitríona, Nora Kielty, was delighted with how the day unfolded.
“What a great day for the students of Scoil Chaitríona to think about languages and be part of a European celebration of culture and linguistic diversity,” she told Northside People.
“It was really a great day for linguistic diversity in European secondary schools today. All the languages are amazing.
“I also want to thank the Bua Boys for kindly sponsoring the quiz prizes.
“A local business working with local schools to make Think Languages Day a real winner for everyone. “