New language school set up by North Devon teenager

09:27 30 May 2014

Sam Dunbavin, from Bratton Fleming, is heading up a brand new languages summer camp. Pic: Alex Mullen.

Sam Dunbavin, from Bratton Fleming, is heading up a brand new languages summer camp. Pic: Alex Mullen.

Archant

The 18-year-old from Bratton Fleming will be running the ‘summer camps with a difference’ this summer.

A BRATTON Fleming teenager has used his passion for languages to help inspire the next generation with the launch of a brand new language school.

Hola Language Learning was set up by 18-year-old Sam Dunbavin, from Bratton Fleming, and his friend Laura Schubert.

Sam, a former Pilton Community College student, is going to Cambridge University in September to study German and Spanish and wanted to put his skills to good use.

“Thanks to Pilton, I was given the opportunity to visit some amazing places, and to see first hand the power that languages has in opening doors; to travel, friendship and employment,” said Sam.

“I got to visit countries like Spain, Uganda, Egypt and France, and what impressed me most about all the people that I met there was their desire to learn English.

“For people in Uganda especially, English is a route out of poverty, as it enabled them to trade and converse with millions more people.

“What I would love to see is that same attitude from children here in the UK.”

Hola Language Learning will ‘turn traditional language learning on its head’, said Sam, using active learning techniques from singing to cooking and making paper hats.

The camps will run in the weeks August 18-22 and 25-29 in Bishops Tawton Village Hall and are open to children in Key Stage One, Two and Three.

For more information about prices, specific dates or to book a place for your child, visit Hola’s website, at www.holalanguagelearning.com, or email Sam at sam@holalanguagelearning.com.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

12:10
Recycling collections are set to resume in Torridge next week.

Service ‘as normal’ from Monday, says district council.

Read more
11:43

Police want to hear from a woman who helped a teenage girl after an alleged attack near Bear Street Cemetery

Read more
08:00
The proposed Lidl store in Bideford.

Proposals have gone in to Torridge District Council for Clovelly Road site, with consultation event tomorrow (Wednesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53

Victim left with facial injuries following Bideford assault.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:51
Scenes from Barnstaple Elephant Day.

Crowds turned out to enjoy a busy Barnstaple Elephant Day on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37
The boat on fire at Instow on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Witnesses sought after estuary-side blaze on Saturday night

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Barnstaple Race for Life 2015. Picture: Andy Keeble

All smiles in Barnstaple as cancer fundraiser starts with showers but ends in sunshine.

Read more
Sunday, July 5, 2015
The coastguard cliff rescue team brings the casualty to safety. Picture: RNLI

Dramatic night time rescue for Clovelly RNLI, coastguard and the Chivenor helicopter

Read more
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Two people taken to hospital following ‘head-on’ collision’.

Read more
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Jasmine Chesters with some of the crop at Ashford Fruit Farm

A North Devon fruit farm is overflowing with strawberries during one of its best years ever.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder