French Day at Wellesley Park Primary School began with onions, berets and Tricolore kit and ended with lots learned about the country, its culture and language.
This annual event, organised by Modern Foreign Languages Co-ordinator Miss Anderson, involved every class in the school in a different activity during the morning. Children learned French songs, built models of the Eiffel Tower, found out about French artists, tasted French foods and learned French vocabulary.
The afternoon’s ‘Show and Tell’ assembly brought the whole school together to illustrate all that had been discovered about France and the French during the morning.
The children were joined by Court Fields Community School’s Modern Languages Co-ordinator Mr N Piper and ex Wellesley Park pupils now learning French there at secondary level who were able to talk about the subject beyond Year 6.
There is a particular incentive for the school to celebrate its French Day this year as it has just formed a partnership with the Ecole Henri Lamarche in Roulans in eastern France.
Miss Anderson paid particular tribute to parents and carers of the pupils for their support of French Day.