35 Year 9 pupils visited the University of Birmingham to take part in language masterclasses. Pupils experienced learning two languages out of Portuguese, Catalan, Mandarin and even Russian! Barr Beacon aims for all pupils to study French or German at GCSE and the day was a way of showing year 9s what it could be like to study a language at university. Pupils also enjoyed exploring the campus, in the shadow of Old Joe, the famous clock tower. The pupils were a credit to themselves and the school in their conduct and participation in the event.