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A sense of Adventure

A sense of Adventure

‘The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.’

  Oprah Winfrey


At Haddon Dene we are proud to provide our children with opportunities to explore and experience the world around them.  We want our children to live their lives to the fullest and to reach their upmost potential.  The diverse curriculum we provide can ensure that every child is given the right start to follow their dreams, whatever they may be. 

Haddon Dene has been unusually quiet this week, with many classes exploring-and learning-outside, whilst Year Four took us on an adventure of their own through the many languages spoken across the world in this week’s assembly.

A world of adventure


Year Four's assembly was about the European Day of Languages which has been celebrated every year on 26th September since 2001. It is a day to encourage learning languages across Europe. The class enjoyed saying, "Hello," in different European languages and waving their flags.
Ciao! Hola! Bonjour! Guten tag!

Many of the teachers and parents learned some very interesting facts about worldwide languages during the assembly.  Here are some thoughts from the children:


"I liked learning that English has borrowed many words from other languages, like barbecue from Spanish and cartoon from Italian." Ruby


"Did you know there are between 6,000 and 7,000 languages in the world?" Lewis.


"The most widely spoken language in the world is Mandarin. Over one billion people speak it. It's difficult to speak though as each word can be pronounced in four different ways." Ethan.


"Over half the population of the world are bilingual. That means they can speak two different languages." Isaac.