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Active Languages update 2009

Yorkshire and the Humber

Active Languages Project Update

Following the success of the Active Languages event held at the University of Leeds on July 8th 2009, five schools in the Yorkshire and The Humber region submitted proposals to deliver an effective scheme linking languages and sport during the academic year 2009/2010. These five schools were successful and have been awarded the sum of £1000. The details of these schools and their projects follow:


School: Carr Manor High School, Leeds
Project title: Delivering ASSET through sport activities
Issues for action: To implement ASSET languages and ASSET qualification and to incorporate sport at KS3.

School: Lady Lumley’s School, North Yorkshire
Project title: Introduction to handball in French
Issues for action: Successful language students to build on their language skills in a different context and provide role models for Year 9 students.

School: Wisewood School and Community College, Sheffield
Project title: Year 9 trampolining in French
Issues for action: To maintain motivation of high attaining language learners and increase the number of these students taking languages courses post KS3.


School: Armthorpe School, Doncaster
Project title: Year 9 Lacrosse and French
Issues for action: To increase leadership in boys through the delivery of a language leaders’ award and to increase uptake of languages as an option choice for boys in Year 9.


School: All Saints Catholic High School, Sheffield
Project title: The All Saints Mini Olympics
Issues for action: To increase uptake of languages post Year 8 and to increase motivation in more challenging groups.