Practising French in Lille
On Friday 8th December 2017 a group of approximately fifty Year 9 and 10 students travelled to Lille, France at 4:30 in the morning. We drove in a coach to the port of Dover where, after some duty free, we took the Eurotunnel to Calais.
We then drove for around two hours to Lille where we parked outside a patisserie shop called Brioche Doree. We were given a map of Lille and a leaflet with of essential French vocabulary, after which, we were allowed to explore our surroundings. In our groups we visited many French shops and became weighed down with shopping such as sweets and chocolate in particular! Most importantly however, we went to the traditional Christmas market of Lille. There were many stalls;selling a wide range of ornaments and local delicacies. At 4 o'clock we headed back to the coach for the return to Calais to catch our Eurotunnel back to England. We arrived back at school at the late hour of 9:30pm.
Thanks to Ms. Louis-Marie, Ms.Bremner, Ms.Cook, Ms.Carte and Ms.Draper for allowing us to use our French language and knowledge in an authentic environment which helps us to develop our understanding of French culture and lifestyle.
George Purdy, Year 9