During October half-term, over 20 children attended classes in their home language, including Somali and Arabic. Most of these young people were from Burngreave, with thirteen of them from the Arabic Community Language School.
They attended King Edward VII School every day and sat an Asset Intermediate exam at the end of the week. This exam is equivalent to higher grade GCSE and is especially important to Somali speakers as there is no GCSE Somali.
A special mention should be made to Asha Noor Ali, a pupil from Byron Wood. At just 10 years old she took the exam along with much older children!
Studying your home language greatly improves English and other subjects, and can result in an extra qualification.
Anyone interested in taking a similar course in the future should contact Languages Sheffield by e-mail: email@example.com.