We don’t know what the future holds for our students but we strongly believe that the ability to speak another language will be a great asset for them to possess. This skill will help them to meet new people, get an interesting job and travel the world in the future, whilst improving their knowledge of the English language now.
The benefits of speaking a second (or even third) language are enormous. A proficiency in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) can lead to careers in translation or tutoring, it can also open doors to working abroad in whatever industry a student may choose.
Scientists have proved that learning a new language is a great work-out for the brain because it involves problem-solving, memory and communication.
French and Spanish are at the heart of our MFL provision at Formby High School; however, students who may arrive with English as their second language may have the opportunity to study their native language at GCSE or A Level.
As the Czech proverb says “You live a new life for every new language you speak.”
Find out more about our Polyglots Programme and what exciting opportunities it offers FHS students by clicking here.