On Monday 22 June, over a hundred Year 10 pupils from five local schools took part in the HLC Summer Fair 2015. The event enabled GCSE pupils to sample taster sessions on a variety of subjects from across those taught within the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures. All the sessions were delivered by PhD students in HLC apart from a special guest appearance by two formidable but friendly Roman soldiers called Gary and Roland, who demonstrated their military skills to pupils courtesy of Roman Tours Ltd., Chester.
Representing Modern Languages and Cultures were Will Amos (French) and Elizabeth Burgess (IBLAS), whose joint session on ‘Researching Regional Languages’ received an enthusiastic response from the pupils taking part. Commenting on the languages component of the event, Elizabeth Burgess said,
“The Summer Fair was good fun and it was great that the pupils were keen to participate in our session and share our enthusiasm for modern languages.”
Given its success and growing popularity, the Summer Fair is set to become a regular event on the University of Liverpool campus, with an MLC Languages Fair also in the pipeline for next session.