Wortham Primary School welcomes French students
Ahead of the country becoming World Cup champions, six visiting French pupils mixed and mingled at Wortham Primary School.
Travelling all the ways from Hédé in north-west France, the pupils spent a day at the school as part an initiative organsised with help from Wortham and Burgate’s twinning association.
The visiting children were paired with Wortham pupils and given various activities, including using bi-lingual dictionaries to label pictures of the outside of a house and then the rooms. Then, still in their pairs, they had problem solving activities.
Key Stage 2 teacher Ian Waters said: “Everyone was excited to meet the French pupils and there was definitely a buzz about the school.”
After break, the children joined in activities, as well as a question-and-answer session to find out similarities and differences between the two schools.
In the afternoon, children learned about Bastille Day and how the French children celebrate it, enjoyed a game of rounders, and ended with the whole school meeting for a celebration assembly.
Wortham Primary School has recently been awarded a Linguamarque Silver Award, recognising the quality of teaching of French at the school.
Headteacher Claire Flatman said: “The whole day was an amazing experience for Wortham’s children.
“It allowed them to make some new French friends and learn more about the French language.”