French Day was a huge hit with the children on Tuesday, our thanks to Madame Bartolli for organising this wonderful immersive experience for our children!
“On 16th November, it was lovely to see the children arrive at school in their fancy dress (Napoleon and a couple of ‘escargots’ were spotted in the playground), ready to enjoy their French Day.
The French flag was raised and the children followed their team leaders around a carousel of exciting activities including boules, ‘petit déjeuner’ at the French cafe and a French art session. This year, in keeping with this term’s topic, they learnt about French explorers and adventurers, both real and fictional. Each team then had to pass on some of their newfound knowledge about Jules Verne, Jacques Cousteau, Thomas Pesquet and Tintin to the rest of the school. Madame Downing also helped the children create some fantastic portraits of Tintin characters.
Although it was a very difficult choice, two children from each of the Pre-Prep, lower Prep and upper Prep were rewarded for the effort and creativity they had put into their lovely costumes and finally the overall winners were announced. It was a close-run team competition but, this year again, Mademoiselle Jennings’ team won the day. Félicitations!”
Report by Madame Bartolli, MFL, Chard School