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In June 2008, we were delighted to receive an invitation to attend an award ceremony in London on the 16th July hosted by Sir Trevor MacDonald. We were invited as one of the twelve UK finalists for awards from the Centre for Information on Language Teaching (CILT) which is the Government's recognised centre of expertise on languages. Their mission is to promote a greater capability in languages amongst all sectors of the UK population.
Pupils and staff from Woodhil Primary School were recognised for their work in modern languages including Passeport Sante et Citoyennete, a project in which Primary 7 pupils have been learning French through blogs and podcasts.The project has been based around the themes of good health and citizenship as part of an Anglo-Franco-Scottish project linking schools in three countries.
Bloggingand podcasting mean that learners can link with partners and communicate using text and sound. The children are proud of their blogs and are thrilled when they receive comments and feedback from people in other schools and countries.
The blogs and podcasts, which include lessons for learners as well as their own recordings, provide the opportunity for the pupls to work at their own pace, which they truly appreciate. The mix of language and technology has proved extremely popular with pupils keen to access the podcasts in their free time both at school and at home.
Using these technologies, pupils have made impressive progress in learning French.
This work will be showcased at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow this month.
Do click on the news article. This will allow you to read what the press said about our wonderful trip to London.

Do click on the news article. This will allow you to read what has been said about our wonderful trip to London.

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