To celebrate nations uniting for the London 2012 Olympic Games, over 250 pupils from schools across the UK came together at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on July 2 to perform a multilingual song and music video in a project initiated by the Goethe-Institut London.
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The lyrics to the song ‘Together in the Language of Sport’, were written by the pupils as part of a competition combining languages, sport and music, and include verses in French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish, with a chorus in English.
This is the latest initiative in the Double Club Languages programme - a multi award-winning project run in cooperation between Arsenal in the Community and key language partners, which combines learning with football to raise attainment and make learning fun and relevant to young people’s interests.
Each Double Club session is split into two parts - a 45-minute classroom session with bespoke, interactive materials featuring the Arsenal team and a 45-minute football coaching session – mirroring the two halves of the ‘beautiful game’.Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source