Pupils soak up the French cul­ture on school trip

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

PUPILS from Oun­dle School im­mersed them­selves in French cul­ture to help with their lan­guage stud­ies.

The young­sters stayed with host fam­i­lies in the port city of La Rochelle.

Sammy Shair (14) said: “My fam­ily lived in a lovely old house, which is 100 years old, in the cen­tre of La Rochelle. They had pre­pared a de­li­cious meal of tra­di­tional French food for our lunch, in­clud­ing fresh oys­ters farmed lo­cally.

“The va­ri­ety of food was some­thing we re­ally en­joyed through­out our stay and we wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to try all the lo­cal pro­duce on of­fer.”

The pur­pose of the trip was to give pupils a chance to prac­tise their French with na­tive speak­ers, and to give them a taste of French life and the lo­cal area.

Each morn­ing they spent their time at school with the af­ter­noons set aside for trips around the city.

French teacher, Leti Brighton said: “De­spite a rather rainy week, this year’s group had a great time in La Rochelle, putting into prac­tice what they had learned at school and im­prov­ing their lan­guage skills by be­ing im­mersed in a French en­vi­ron­ment through fam­ily home-stay, daily lessons in small groups, and var­ied cul­tural vis­its and ac­tiv­i­ties around the area.”

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