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Think Languages 2022 Social Media Competition Winners

Think Languages 2022 Social Media Competition Winners

We are delighted to say that the Transition Year students of Killorglin Community College were announced as the Winners of the Think Languages 2022 Social Media Competition.

The fifth annual #ThinkLanguages event on the 17th November was the biggest yet with over 15,000 TY students taking part from 180 schools nationwide. The event, in conjunction with Languages Connect is an annual celebration of languages and culture.

This year’s theme once again focused on “Think Global, Act Local”. Students were encouraged to look at the diversity of languages spoken within their school, community and beyond as inspiration for their activities and events.

Our two Transition Year classes together with their teachers, Ms. Saoirse Riordan and Ms. Karen Fitzgerald, organised a variety of events over a 2-week period in November.

These activities included a Language Class, whereby our pupils of different nationalities taught the 2nd years French, German, Ukranian, Afrikaans and Tamil. There were also Language Workshops, including a Whole School Irish Sign Language Workshop along with Polish and Chinese, a Countries Exhibition, ‘Le Petit Déjeuner’ and a Primary School Lesson in which our TY groups taught Spanish to the 4th class students of Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin. On top of all this, they created a video using greetings in different languages.

The Transition Year pupils also took part in a 30-minute Opening Ceremony with inspirational speakers including Olympic Council of Ireland CEO, Peter Sherrard, Comedian Killian Sundermann and Content Creator Mandy Cherie who provided an insight into their relationships with modern foreign languages and the immense value their skills have brought to their lives. This was followed by a Virtual Quiz where one of our teams came 12th out of over 800 teams.

All events were actively promoted and shared on the group’s Instagram page @killorglincc_think_languages as well as the school’s Facebook and Instagram page @killorglincc. Languages Connect commented that “There was a huge amount of content posted by schools, but Killorglin Community College made a huge effort and remained active on their account in the lead up and throughout #ThinkLanguages.

Congratulations to all involved, another wonderful achievement for our school.

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