Kidslingo challenges local Mayor to learn Spanish

April 3, 2019

Impressed with the ‘can do’ attitude of Christopher Watkins, the current mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Kidslingo franchisee Cristina West challenged him to learn some Spanish. He accepted the challenge and along with the Mayoress, they visited Camp Hill Nursery and joined in one of their weekly Spanish sessions.

During the visit he met the staff and children, who taught him the words to Kidslingo’s Hola Song which starts all their lessons, as well as the accompanying Makaton actions. The mayor and mayoress took the challenge in their stride and did excelente! They also stayed to watch the rest of the class where the children sang their number song and said their names.

Kidslingo Spanish Nuneaton & Hinckley have been delivering weekly classes at the nursery for nearly a year, thanks to a Community Chest Grant which was awarded from the area’s re-generation project Pride in Camp Hill. Cristina invited the Mayor to the nursery to show him the benefits of the programme, which children in so called ‘deprived areas’ such as Camp Hill rarely have access to.

Language expert and Kidslingo franchisee Cristina West said:

 “Children may find out at quite an early age if they are gifted in sports and music for example, but generally only discover an aptitude for languages at a later stage, when the prime opportunity for learning has already passed. Teaching at Camp Hill Nursery I have noticed a number of children with a real talent for Spanish.”

Mrs Kimberley the Nursery Manager added:

“We are very grateful to have been chosen to receive the initial funding grant awarded by Camp Hill pride and have really enjoyed the sessions with Cristina. The children look forward to seeing her and osito, the teddy bear, each week and have made good progress on learning to greet one another, count and name colours.”

Impressed with the ‘can do’ attitude of Christopher Watkins, the current mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Kidslingo franchisee Cristina West challenged him to learn some Spanish. He accepted the challenge and along with the Mayoress, they visited Camp Hill Nursery and joined in one of their weekly Spanish sessions.

During the visit he met the staff and children, who taught him the words to Kidslingo’s Hola Song which starts all their lessons, as well as the accompanying Makaton actions. The mayor and mayoress took the challenge in their stride and did excelente! They also stayed to watch the rest of the class where the children sang their number song and said their names.

Kidslingo Spanish Nuneaton & Hinckley have been delivering weekly classes at the nursery for nearly a year, thanks to a Community Chest Grant which was awarded from the area’s re-generation project Pride in Camp Hill. Cristina invited the Mayor to the nursery to show him the benefits of the programme, which children in so called ‘deprived areas’ such as Camp Hill rarely have access to.

Language expert and Kidslingo franchisee Cristina West said:

 “Children may find out at quite an early age if they are gifted in sports and music for example, but generally only discover an aptitude for languages at a later stage, when the prime opportunity for learning has already passed. Teaching at Camp Hill Nursery I have noticed a number of children with a real talent for Spanish.”

Mrs Kimberley the Nursery Manager added:

“We are very grateful to have been chosen to receive the initial funding grant awarded by Camp Hill pride and have really enjoyed the sessions with Cristina. The children look forward to seeing her and osito, the teddy bear, each week and have made good progress on learning to greet one another, count and name colours.”

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