We would like to thank J. Choi, E. Hevey and S. Scott in Year 9 for their contributions to the Matrix Academy Trust video to celebrate the European Day of Languages 2023. All three boys prepared and delivered a speech about themselves in fluent French. These videos have formed part of a presentation to be delivered to staff and students in all of our schools.
Throughout Europe, 700 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe’s 46-member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.
At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September – together with the European Commission