French connection with Grammar

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by Emily Noble

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The Year 5 pupils immersed themselves in French language and culture when they visited GSAL Junior School, including dressing up in the colours of the French flag, watching a play Bon Voyage performed in French by the Flying Theatre Company and learning a French rap song.

And there was a surprise in store for the pupils when GSAL principal Sue Woodroofe dropped in to chat to the children in French.

Mrs Woodroofe, who spent a number of years as head of the British School of Brussels (BSB), was delighted to have the chance to use her French again as she ‘parleyed’ with the youngsters.

The activities were led by Vicky Cooke, GSAL Junior School French teacher, with help from language teachers and assistants from Senior School, along with sixth formers who are studying French at A-level.

Mrs Cooke said: “Our French day provided an opportunity for visiting pupils to join GSAL pupils and have fun with French outside the classroom.”