School celebrates specialist status

HUNDREDS of balloons were released to celebrate a Suffolk school securing specialist language and humanities status.Holbrook High School marked the occasion with a European-themed event, attended by Ipswich Town footballers Castro Sito and Fabian Wilnis.

HUNDREDS of balloons were released to celebrate a Suffolk school securing specialist language and humanities status.

Holbrook High School marked the occasion with a European-themed event, attended by Ipswich Town footballers Castro Sito and Fabian Wilnis.

Headteacher Rob Sherington said the Blues pair held a question and answer session with the youngsters, stressing the importance of learning a different language.

The school has been given a £100,000 capital grant as a result of becoming a specialist school, which is being put towards creating a learning resource centre that will be available to the community. This will be built alongside a new Peninsular sports centre being built on the school grounds.


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The school's bid, which was supported by the Haven Gateway Partnership and Norfolk Line, will mean youngsters at its feeder primary schools will be taught French from year three.

To mark the event, held on Tuesday, Dutch, Italian and Spanish lessons were held, as well as the usual German and French classes.

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