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Celebrating Achievements in French at La Fête Francaise

Posted: 9th May 2013 | Category: Kindergarten, Years 1 & 2

Children in Juniors and Kindergarten recently took part in La Fête Francaise, an all-day celebration event centred around the children’s recent achievements in French.

The event, which was organised by the Junior staff team and was led by Year 2 and French teacher, Marianna Bakewell, provided a wonderful opportunity for the children to showcase their French speaking and listening abilities to parents and friends.

The children arrived at school dressed in French colours and impressed teachers with their berets, painted faces, neckties and garlic and onion garlands.

The children enjoyed a range of French-themed activities including French word searches, discussing the French colours and watching Barnaby Bear’s Trip to Paris. The children also made their own French baguettes which, along with French Fries, they enjoyed for lunch.

The day culminated in a special performance to parents and friends where the children took part in French role play and sang French songs before leading parents back to their classroom for a game of French Bingo.

Emer Murphy, Head of Juniors, was thrilled with the response from both the parents and the children.

“It was a delight to see the children arriving excitedly at school in their fantastic French outfits. They really got into the spirit of the day and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Bingo alongside their parents. A special thank you must go to all of the staff for making the day such a great success.”

French plays an important part in the curriculum at Skippers, with children in Kindergarten and Juniors attending weekly French lessons led by the school’s French teaching staff.

Click the links below to view a selection of photographs taken on the day:

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