Swallow Hill Community College is less than a year old and already a Routes into Languages partner school. SHCC opened in September 2009 in a superb new flagship building and provides a fantastic 21st century educational opportunity for its students and the local community.
Lively modern language teacher Michaela McKee jumped at the chance to bring a group of students to Headingley Campus for an Italian taster session, campus tour and Spanish Business Workshop led by Language Ambassador Rebecca Harwood. “The experience was rewarding and fun,” says the final year Spanish student.
“I do honestly believe that every child should know a language and also I want to dispel a few of the myths regarding languages, the difficulties, where they can take you etc.”
Helped on her way by the skills developed as a Language Ambassador, Rebecca is about to train as a language teacher; the workshop, on the other hand, introduced students to key Spanish words used in Business and basic import / export procedures – a reminder that there are many career routes open with language skills.