This article was published on March 1, 2013 and information contained within may now be out of date.
Spilsby Primary School is waiting in anticipation after being shortlisted for a national language award.
The UK’s largest educational resources show is hosting the fifth annual national Primary Language Classroom Awards (PLCA) at Birmingham NEC where Spilsby Primary School will be battling it out against 14 other schools to win one of the five awards.
Headteacher Louise Davidson said: “Spilsby Primary School is thrilled at having being shortlisted by the PLCA for our work across the school in learning French and specifically in year six.
“French specialist Louisa Roberts has been instrumental in developing immersive activities to encourage children to engage with both the French culture and the learning of the language over the past five years but she and the children have never been nominated for an award before.”
A panel of professional educational and language experts, including headteachers and classroom teachers will independently judge the awards.
Each category winner will receive at least £500 of tailored resources from sponsors to support their language learning into 2013 and beyond.
Director of the Primary Language Classroom Awards Liz Foxwell said: “It gives us great pleasure to be hosting our fifth annual PLCA presentation at the Education Show 2013.
“The exceptional work and dedication of teachers throughout the UK in the promotion of languages must not go unnoticed. Teachers who show a love of languages and belief in their student’s ability need to be celebrated, as do staff teaching students with varied English language proficiency which can be a daunting task.
“We look forward to celebrating the achievements of this year’s winners who are great ambassadors of best practice.”
The Education Show runs from March 14-16 and is free to attend.