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Owls duo share language experience

6 May 2014

Owls duo have shared their linguistic skills with pupils at Ecclesfield Secondary School last week.


Jose Semedo, originally from Portugal, and Spanish-born Miguel Llera ran a question and answer session with language pupils aged 12-13 at the secondary school last Thursday.


The session, which was facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, saw Jose and Miguel talk about their experience of being a footballer adapting to living in England and the benefits of learning a foreign language.


Caroline Fancett, Languages Curriculum Leader at Ecclesfield School, said: “We’re so pleased that Jose and Miguel were able to visit the school and talk to the pupils about their experiences of learning English. They spoke passionately about why young people should continue learning languages, both from a linguistic and cultural point of view.


“We are so grateful to Sheffield Wednesday for organising the visit and we are very thankful to Jose and Miguel for sharing their time with us.”


Matt Bray, Social Inclusion Manager at the club’s Community Programme, said: “We’re really happy that Jose and Migeul were able to visit the school. They’re a great example of how learning different languages can be beneficial for working and living in a different country.


“The community programme regularly works with Ecclesfield School to deliver lots of sport and community initiatives to provide opportunities for the pupils.”


The club’s Community Programme gives support to local schools by providing extra-curricular activity clubs and working with teaching staff on delivering high quality Physical Education lessons. The programme also plans school holiday activity camps in the community as well as other specialist sessions for young people.


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