Hundreds turn out to help us celebrate 10 years for The Vici language academy in Newbury!
We marked our ten-year anniversary with a special street party on Saturday (14th July). The Arcade took on a very French appearance for the event, which happened to coincide with Bastille Day.
Red, white, and blue balloons hung from the alley walls, flags adorned the shop fronts and traditional music added to the atmosphere.
It is wonderful to see so many people here helping us to celebrate this very important milestone. Teaching languages is enormously rewarding, and to see and hear about the impact we are having is always a joy! We are delighted so many Newbury residents came along to raise a glass of fizz to the Vici. This has certainly been a really memorable day in the history of The Vici Academy.
The Vici began teaching a handful of students in 2008 and has since gone from strength to strength, today coaching hundreds of private students in over eleven different languages. We are also an active member of the Newbury Business community and has won several awards for the service it offers teaching both English, and foreign languages to corporate clients across Europe.
Staff past and present attended the event to show their support, along with students as young as two. French foods, including choux pastries, mini quiches, and tarte au fromage were enjoyed by all. The piece de resistance was an elaborate birthday cake made from red, white and black macaroons, the colours of the Academy!
It is incredible to think how far we have come over the years and I am so proud of all the team, both staff and students who have come with us on this journey. Our Bastille Day party will not be forgotten for a very long time!
The celebrations began at 10am in The Arcade off Bartholomew Street and went on well into the afternoon. Everyone went home with a goodie bag!