Friday, November 18, 2022


Roisin Kelly, Leah Cass and Tatum Ginder students in Borris Vocational School taking part in a dance class.
Photo by: Dylan Vaughan.


Rachel Fitzpatrick, Aoife Brettt, Adrian Barcoe, Katie Whelan, Rachel Gardiner and Aoife Orpen taking part in the #ThinkLanguages event


Aideen O’Keeffe doing Portuguese Capoeira martial art at Borris Vocational School
Photo by: Dylan Vaughan




By Elizabeth Lee

STUDENTS in Borris Vocational School got to experience and try out all sorts of wonderful cultures when they took part in a national event called #ThinkLanguages.

The events were hosted in secondary schools nationwide on Thursday in a celebration of languages and cultures. Transition year students participated this year, including those in Borris VS, who got to enjoy a variety of language-based workshops ranging from Japanese dance and Portuguese Capoeira to beginner classes in Ukrainian, Chinese and Irish sign language.

The fifth annual #ThinkLanguages celebration, organised by Languages Connect, was the biggest one yet. Schools were given event packs and celebrated languages with a nationwide interactive quiz, a pre-recorded opening ceremony and fun workshops in a wide variety of languages. Many schools also invited people from the local community to share their language learning experience and cultures with the TY students – through talks, activities and games.


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