A SCHOOL hall was decked out in the colours of countries across the world as students took part in their teach a friend a language day.

This year’s TAFAL day at Woodbridge High School in Woodford Green was hailed its “largest to date”, as 88 students from 19 schools across London took part yesterday (July 14).

The specialist language college in St Barnabas Road prides itself on its cultural diversity and is home to over 50 different languages.

Dressed in traditional dress, bilingual students were paired up with a friend to give them a taster of their second language.

After tucking into exotic foods from around the world at lunch, the pairs performed their dialogues in front of judges to win prizes.

Organiser Siobhan Wade: “It’s been an amazing event and the kids have really excelled this year with their costumes.

“TAFAL is a great day for sharing languages, diversity, culture, food and making new friends.”