This year, once again, Dean Close linguists stepped up as French teachers to celebrate the Journée internationale de la Francophonie. Four Lower Sixth and four Remove pupils spent the afternoon at Holy Apostles Primary School in Cheltenham, teaching a range of five Infant and Junior classes from Reception to Year 5. Topics taught included numbers, greetings, playtime, hobbies and musical instruments; and there was even a chance to sample some French cuisine.
Mrs Gifford, Languages Co-ordinator for Holy Apostles, thanked the Dean Close pupils for their fine planning and language skills and has invited the School back for the same time next year.
For the pupils it was a formative and enjoyable experience and everyone was very impressed with how well they rose to the challenge of preparing a lesson and teaching in a foreign language to a mixed-ability group of 30 young children. Who knows? They could be the next generation of French teachers!
Vive la Journée de la Francophonie!