translator: alia alzougbi
William Davies Primary School in Newham were delighted to take part in Translation Nation in 2014. They commented: “We have a wide and increasing variety of languages spoken in our school by the children and staff alike and we are always looking for ways to involve the parents of our children”. The children were wonderful participants, keenly sharing stories and songs from their different cultures, and three parents contributed to the project. The children translated stories from Romanian, Guajarati, Arabic, Spanish and Bengali and worked these up into mini plays. Facilitator Alia helped the children to make the performances as creative as possible, so that as well as language skills and new found confidence to share their home languages the children ended the project putting on a fantastic show for their audience!