Resource: Video Case Study: The Bilingual Stream – preparing the children for the world of tomorrow

Shaftesbury Park Primary School, Wandsworth

“It is critical that children learn a different language, not just for the cognitive abilities it gives, but also for the social skillset it will enable the children to have.” (Bunmi Richards, Headteacher, Shaftesbury Park Primary School)

Shaftesbury Park Primary School has started a new, exciting initiative to introduce a bilingual French stream to its programme. The school is currently in its second year of this approach and there are currently two parallel classes in Reception and Year One, one a monolingual class and the other a bilingual French class. This video highlights the positive impact this approach is having on the children in the school and how learning another language is enhancing and enriching the curriculum the school offers the children.