West Oxford Lingotot Centre

Launching our first summer festival of European languages at the Rissington School!

Posted: Thu, May 20, 2021 8:15 PM

When I started Lingotot West Oxford I had a vision.. a vision of celebrating European languages and culture and engendering a love of languages from a young age. The past few months have seen tremendous support for my linguistic adventures with your little ones! I am genuinely blown away by the enthusiasm amongst the parent community for what I am trying to achieve.


So now for the summer, and I dream big! 2021 is another year of turmoil, that sees many of us separated from our loved ones overseas, and at the very least dreaming of our holidays that once were.  I know I hoped that the pandemic and the grounding of travel would be a distant memory by now, but alas it's not to be.  But I strongly believe in resilience and looking for positivity in the face of all adversity. And so the idea of the Summer festival of European languages was born. This summer is a celebration of all things European that we can't enjoy. It's my mission to ensure your children don't miss out on those valuable memories made overseas each summer. We can't get to Europe (or at least not without much stress!) so I am bringing a bit of Europe here to the village. And so this summer I bring to you a different holiday club each week for three days on consecutive weeks, offering weeks where your children can enjoy French, Spanish and Italian. We will be undertaking the usual language fun with forest school, active learning, team challenges, games and crafts but also bringing more cultural offerings to the table by working with carefully chosen local partners. At the time of going to press we have a pasta making workshop confirmed and a local Italian baker working on a dessert making workshop for us. That's just for starters - there's plenty more to come!  I am literally overflowing with ideas to make the weeks full of alternative learning opportunities!


Our base this summer is the preschool facility at the Rissington School in the heart of the Cotswolds - and I am delighted! Fabulous indoors and outdoors space from this outstanding village school - it's the perfect location for our adventures!


So if you want your children to really enjoy a holiday club with a difference, in Upper Rissington, and learn French, Spanish and Italian along the way then get in touch today to book your space.