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Young Interpreters 2023-2024

At Brighton Avenue Primary School, we have a wonderful team of Young Interpreters, who have completed their training, with Mrs Mumtaz (EAL Specialist full time in school), to represent our school as Young Interpreters and support our EAL families. The Young Interpreter scheme aims to provide additional support to pupils who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) and recognises the huge potential that exists within our school community for pupils of all ages.

The Young Interpreters understand their pivotal role in our school: to welcome pupils who are new and to provide additional support, using their skills and knowledge to help new learners of English. Also, the Young Interpreters help lots of new EAL families in our school, sharing a wide range of experiences with them and translating for some of the children and/or parents and carers, who have very little English language skills. As Young Interpreters, they use their bilingual skills to support new learners of English so that these new children can feel happy, settled and valued. With the Young Interpreters own learning, they gain confidence, resilience and support with the curriculum and their own social and emotional wellbeing.

They also meet regularly and share their ‘Pupil Voice’ with Mrs Mumtaz and have regular meetings with Young Interpreters from other Gateshead Primary Schools. Here is what our Young Interpreters expressed:

"I was very happy to help my friend by talking in Arabic during our lesson."

“I was really nervous initially but felt really proud of myself after translating in Albanian for a parent."

" I can relate to the new children feeling nervous or scared when they arrive in our school with no English. As a Young Interpreter, I can help and support them settle in our school by speaking in their language."

 

We celebrate diversity days with the whole school, which includes families and the community; also, our children participate with the annual North East Festival of Languages (Newcastle University).

Miss Brown and Mrs Mumtaz.

Young Interpreters 2022

At Brighton Avenue Primary School, we have a wonderful new team of Young Interpreters, who have completed their training, with Mrs Mumtaz, to represent our school as Young Interpreters and support our EAL families.

The Young Interpreter scheme aims to provide additional support to pupils who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) and recognises the huge potential that exists within our school commu‚Äčnity for pupils of all ages.

The Young Interpreters understand their pivotal role in our school: to welcome pupils who are new and to provide additional support, using their skills and knowledge to help new learners of English.

Previously, the Young Interpreters have helped lots of new EAL families into our school, sharing a wide range of experiences with them and translating for some of the children or parents/carers, who have very little English language skills. As Young Interpreters, they use their bilingual skills to support new learners of English so that these new children can feel happy, settled and valued.

Through Pupil Voice, below are what two Young Interpreters have expressed:

"I was very happy to help my friend by talking in Arabic during our lesson."

“I was really nervous initially but felt really proud of myself after translating in Kurdish for a parent."

Young Interpreters 2022 - 2023

Young Interpreters 2021 - 2022

 

 

 

Brighton Avenue Young Interpreters 2020

We are super excited to be starting our training as the new young interpreters. We are just commencing our training and can't wait to get started. We are taking our pivotal role in school extremely seriously. We provide additional support to pupils who are new to learn English as a second language. We've already helped out lots of new starters to our school, sharing our experiences with them and translating for some of the children who have very little English language skills. As young interpreters we use our bilingual skills to support new learners of English so that they can feel happy, settled and valued.

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Here are some quotes from our super Young Interpreters...

 

'I enjoy sharing information about my culture with others. I love helping children who come to our school with no English'. - Ana

 

'I like meeting new people. I help out if they don't speak the language'- Zara

 

'I like looking at different cultures and religions through lots of different activities' -Gabi 

 

'Being a Young Interpreter is great' You get to meet other Young Interpreters from other schools that we visit' -Ibrahim 

Brighton Avenue Young Interpreters

 

We have recently completed our training to become Brighton Avenue Young Interpreters.

 

Young Interpreters use their multilingual skills to help newly arrived children with EAL (English as an additional language), to settle into our school.  We can support them in their learning by explaining routines and helping them to understand their work.  

 

Being a Young Interpreter helps us to develop our confidence and learn communication and leadership skills.   

 

We are helping Brighton Avenue Primary School celebrate being a multilingual school.  There are currently 34 different languages spoken by pupils in our school!

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