ashmount primary

At Ashmount Primary School in Islington, Translation Nation kicked off in 2014 with facilitator Jenni telling the children the story of ‘Olli the little elephant’ in German. The children surprised their teachers with the languages and cultural tales that they were able to share, and the group even learnt some sign language words and expressions from Jenni. At the end of the three days the Year 5 children were excited to present their stories to the school. Their teacher commented that “The project encouraged children to recognise the ability to speak other languages as a real skill and something they should be very proud of.”