Parents, friends and pupils enjoyed a cultural evening at Wisbech Grammar on Wednesday 24 May with some wonderful pizza, which they ordered from their waiters (current pupils) using Italian phrases they had learned during the evening. This term, pupils in the senior school also had the opportunity to learn some basic Italian phrases in a Period 5 club.
The Italian evening was the perfect opportunity to showcase our brand new outdoors wood-fired pizza oven, recently acquired by the School for the Food and Nutrition department and was fired up for the first time that evening.
As well as fantastic food, throughout the evening, entertainment was provided by our Prep 4 pupils who performed a beautiful song, as well as a comical rendition of "Vengo anch'io - no, tu no" by Enzo Jannacci and a quiz written by pupils.
Head of Modern Languages Mrs Neighbour, who has introduced Italian in the extra-curricular offer in the Senior School, said
It was a delightful evening, and I am thrilled that our pupils are willing to try and learn another language in addition to the three already on offer in the curriculum. Italian is a very "bouncy" language and one that almost sounds like a song. I am very proud of our pupils, who managed to learn a lot and perform very well in a very short length of time.
Head of Food and Nutrition, Mrs Sloan, was very pleased with the School's brand new pizza oven and said;
It is a wonderful addition to the School and something which raises a lot of interest. Our pupils were keen to try their skills as pizzaiolo tonight and did very well, expertly stretching the dough and then deftly placing each pizza in the back of the wood-burning oven. When the sun set at the end of a lovely warm summer evening, with a gelato al pistachio in one hand and un bicchiere di prosecco in the other, you might have been forgiven for thinking you really were somewhere in Tuscany.
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