Vive La Matinée Française!

Year 5 pupils from Ashton Gate, Compass Point and Southville Primary Schools spent the morning at Ashton Park School on Thursday 24th January 2019 as part of a French-themed morning, organised to coincide with the two-week visit of French assistants from Bordeaux.

The children played French-themed games in the sports hall, practicing counting and adding in French, as well as identifying colours and using vocabulary associated with shopping and animals. We were then helped by Claire Healey, a PGCE student, in running a French quiz whilst the children enjoyed refreshments in Le Petit Café. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to experience life at a secondary school and to work with pupils from other primary schools in readiness for their transition into Key Stage 3.

The French assistants, together with young leaders from years 9 & 10 at Ashton Park helped run the event. The young leaders were chosen for their aptitude and behavior in French lessons and were all very impressive, both in their organisation and willingness to help. As one leader said “I thought it would be boring but actually it was really good fun. Can I do it again next year?” It’s a great opportunity for our leaders to gain confidence in speaking French alongside organising small groups of younger students.

We were pleased Josette Lebrat, the Consul Honoraire in Bristol, was able to attend the event again, lending her expert ear to the proceedings!

Thanks go to the Long Ashton branch of the Co-operative food group for their generosity in donating the refreshments served in Le Petit Café, which were enjoyed by all.

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