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Pupils helped by interpreters

Children at more than 40 schools across Hampshire have been trained as interpreters to help migrant pupils.

Young interpreters on hand to help new pupils

It's never easy starting a new school but imagine if you don't even speak the language?

A new initiative is being rolled out across Hampshire to help children from different cultures.

Pupils from more than 40 schools have been trained as interpreters for new pupils who speak little English.

Mel Bloor has been to visit one school in Basingstoke where no less than 27 different languages are spoken.

Interviewees: Vicky Hopkins, Deputy Head, Fairfields Primary School and Anwen Foy, Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service.

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