French students visit Year 5 to discuss French culture


It was with great pleasure that Bells Farm hosted a group of French students from Lycée Costebelle School in Hyéres, France, who are spending the week with students of Bishop Challoner Catholic College.

The students kindly accepted our invitation to come to school to help Year 5 Kestrels out with their French topic “Parlez-vous Francais?” Our children took the opportunity to ask the girls lots of questions about their traditions in France, their school system and all about their family lives. We broke up into smaller conversation groups, and the children learned some new words and phrases.

Afterwards, the students with their teacher Madame Lonjon enjoyed a lunch prepared by the Miss Davis and her staff, and Mrs Sabir and Mrs Butterworth continued to pick up language tips! Three of the year six children, Justin, Arjun and Samuel, read their versions of the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The students and their teacher were very impressed with the quality and delivery of the poetry!

Following a tour of the school, the French party returned to Bishop Challoner. We all agreed that it was a great way of learning about France, and hope that we can do the same again next year!


Tags: france, french, year 5


  1. Mr Koeri 19 October, 2015, 11:26

    The children really benefiting for having this unique experience and year 5 really appreciated the visit.

    Well done to everyone!

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