World Language Day Celebrated at SFHS
April 27, 2022
The English Team celebrated World English Language Day in school on 22 April, 2022.
April 23 marks the UN English Language Day which is observed to spread awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six UN working languages. Furthermore, it is also known for both the birthday and date of death of world-famous playwright William Shakespeare.
A Bulletin Board in the HS corridor displayed snippets that explained the relevance of the day.
During Club Time, the students were treated to a PowerPoint presentation that provided further information on the day. The students were happy to learn that several commonly used phrases that add colour to the language are attributable to Shakespeare and ever so relevant even 400 years on.
The prophecy of his great contemporary, the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson, that Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time,” has been fulfilled.