South Walney Junior School have embraced the European Day of Languages with a vibrant mix of food, culture, and lessons.

Pupils and staff dived into the languages and cuisine of four European countries, with each year group at the Walney-based school focusing on a different nation.

Year 3 assumed the colours of France, Year 4 Italy, Year 5 Belgium, and Year 6 Spain, and they challenged their language skills by learning new words, and their palates by sampling dishes that are often associated with the respective countries.

The day culminated with an assembly which included the whole school.

Here the children shared with each other their artwork and showed off their new vocabulary, including through music.

Headteacher Zena Lines heralded the day as an exciting celebration of languages and their significance in education.

She said: “We celebrated all we had learnt throughout the day with a whole school assembly where we shared our artwork and demonstrated our knowledge of the vocabulary we had learnt, including songs.”

South Walney Junior School is part of the South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust.