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.