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Education Secretary visits Arsenal Double Club

Arsenal Double Club CPDRecently we had the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, visit an Arsenal Double Club Language Day at Emirates Stadium.

The Secretary of State joined a group from Sheffield Park Academy, who have been using our Beginners level booklets in French, Spanish and Portuguese. He was full of praise for the scheme, saying he’d been “really inspired” by what he’d seen, and that he was “on a mission to get more children learning languages.”

In a statement on the Department for Education website, Hinds added: “The Double Club is a fantastic initiative that really brings to life how fun and useful learning a language can be by harnessing the diversity and popularity of football. We’re making good progress in encouraging more pupils to take languages, with the proportion taking a language at GCSE rising from 40% to 46% since 2010, but there is still more to do to persuade more young people to choose languages.”