On 25th February a group of AS and A2 French students departed Strode’s College at 6am to travel to Boulogne Sur Mer, in the North of France for a three day trip.
During their first day in France the group explored the town, experienced the historical sights, conversed with the locals and shopkeepers and visited a typical French ‘Super Marché’ where they purchased a selection of French delicacies.
On the second day students visited a Dairy farm. The group were greeted by the farmer and his wife, who only spoke French, and were given a tour of the farm. The group learnt about the farming jobs and the animals on the farm including goats and new-born kids which many students held. They were also taught the art of cheese making and had the opportunity to try the cheese.
In the evening students headed out to restaurants in small groups and experienced the local cuisine. They also visited the cinema to experience French culture and watched a French comedy ‘Vive la France’.
On the final day, before leaving, the group headed to a museum in the heart of Boulogne which exhibited artefacts from around the world.
During the trip students were able to extend their vocabulary and develop their understanding. French students Cala Booth and Katie Harris said ‘Merci Philippe pour une bonne expérience’.
Jack McCarthy and Sophie Hoffman said ‘The whole trip was very enjoyable and helpful in progressing in our French studies!’