Tonight was Nodehill's annual Open Evening and as in previous years, the French department promoted itself in two ways, firstly by magically transforming a classroom into a French café and secondly by presenting some of the ways it uses ICT to enhance language learning.
Le Café Nodehill returned to my room after a four year absence and was expertly manned by Mrs Jennings, Mrs Pearson and my new colleague Ms Peoples, who worked tirelessly throughout the evening, making coffee, preparing sandwiches and washing up cups. Our Year 8 waiters and waitresses did a great job too asking customers what they wanted in French and then delivering the appropriate drinks and snacks.
Likewise, in one of our ICT suites, the Year 7 pupils gave demonstrations of the different interactive exercises we use to revise and reinforce language covered in class. Particularly popular was the new version of TaskMagic which the school has recently bought having successfully used the original for the last few years.
All in all a very successful evening. Thanks to all those who helped out. We enjoyed having you.