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Year 6 Practise their French at ‘Café Moulin Rouge’

Posted: 15th February 2013 | Category: Year 6

On Saturday 9th March, pupils from Year 6 and a few extra helpers from Year 7, embraced the opportunity to practise their French in a 'real' situation when they waited tables at their French Café, ‘Café Moulin Rouge’, during Skippers Hill’s Open Morning. 

Their pupils used the cancan dancers theme across the menus they had prepared, as well as for the advertising that they had created for the goodies which were on sale. Parents had baked some super cakes.  The ‘pièce de résistance’ surely had to be the ‘Gâteau Tricolore’, which was provided by Toby’s mum (she has experience in the patisserie field!). 

Business was brisk and the Year 6 pupils found plenty of opportunity to try out their French on their parents and other visitors. They also learned how to approach visitors, add up the bill and carry trays! Customers lingered to chat, drinking in the realistic ambiance as well as the delicious filter coffee.  There were queues out of the door at times!

The pupils received some generous tips and have voted to donate most of them to Cancer  Research UK.  Although it was decided to also purchase a gâteau au chocolat to share out of the proceeds.

Special thanks are due to all parents, especially those who helped on the day and domestic staff for their tireless work ‘backstage’.

We were also grateful to Lizzie, Lucinda, Imogen and Ellie who filled the vacancies when staff were called out for the Gym display.

‘Exhausting’, ‘nerve wracking’, ‘really fun’ and ‘can we do it again?’ were a few of the comments overheard.  Overall, the experience was a valuable one for all participants. 

À la prochaine!

See photos from Year 6’s ‘Café Moulin Rouge’ here.

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