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Annual Celebration of Yorkshire & Humber BLC Project - 19th June 2009

Yorkshire and the Humber

Friday 19th June 2009 - Dr Penny Simons, from The University of Sheffield accepts an award certificate from Ruth Linden of the Regional Language Network Yorkshire & Humber, on the behalf of Routes into Languages, Yorkshire & The Humber.


On the evening of 19th June, 80 regional schools and businesses were represented at the Annual Regional Language Network Celebration of the Yorkshire & Humber Business Language Champion Project. Taking place at the Novotel, Sheffield, the themes for the evening were: Collaboration, Motivation, Inspiration, Acheivement and Opportunity. A statement from the Education Secretary, Ed Balls, was read out in support of the collaboration between languages and enterprise education.


Routes into Languages, Yorkshire & The Humber was presented with a certificate for its commitment in supporting language learning.


Kate Board, Chief Executive of CILT and key note speaker at the event, commented on the amount of activity taking place in Yorkshire & The Humber, describing the projects as "uplifting".

Chief Executive of Bradford City Football Club, Dave Baldwin, offered to make links across the region with other major football clubs, in an effort to use their pulling power to encourage children in language learning


For further information on the Business Language Champion scheme, please click here