Students at Putney school celebrated European cultures with a day of languages.

Peregrines Pre-Preparatory School and Falcons School for Girls hosted a variety of themed activities, encouraging pupils to learn about the different traditions and languages in their school community.

Pupils and staff were awash with colour, each dress to represent a European country's flag. Headmistress, Mrs Williams-Ryan attracted the most curiosity with her choice of flag, when she dress in black and white to represent Brittany.

Commencing with a special assembly, the pupils heard about their teachers’ experiences of going to school in Europe. Olive, the Head Girl, interviewed Miss Magdic from Slovenia; Miss Diez from Spain; and Mrs Williams-Ryan who grew up in Geneva and went to school on Saturday mornings.

Mrs Williams-Ryan shared her linguistic skills by teaching the whole school, including the staff, the Spanish alphabet through a song with a very catchy tune. Pupils were encouraged to greet others in their home languages such as Russian, Spanish and French. Testing their understanding further, the young learners were challenged in a number of quizzes.

Headmistress Sara Williams-Ryan said: “The European Day of Languages was a great success. We all learnt so much about other cultures by engaging in an array of language focused activities and enjoyed exploring and celebrating the diversity of our school.”

Enjoying a convenient location within the leafy conservation area of Woodborough Road with spacious green play areas, specialist facilities and dedicated teachers, Peregrines Pre-Preparatory and Falcons School for Girls inspires and challenges pupils to foster a curiosity and interest in the world around them and to develop a love of learning.

The school offers an 'optimal' learning environment and leadership can be seen at every level of the school contributing to a cherishing and challenging culture.

Creativity is at the heart of Peregrines Pre-Preparatory and Falcons School for Girls and teachers are able to adapt the delivery of the curriculum to reflect every pupils’ individual learning needs. The school also works closely with parents during the education process and each pupil is prepared for entry into the senior school which best meets their learning needs and future development.