Students take part in French exchange
Posted on: 18th March 2015
A group of first year French students from Brockenhurst College participated in a 12 day exchange with our French partner school, Lycée Charles Peguy. The students were able to get a real taste of French culture by staying with local families and attending classes at the school.
The group spent their free time visiting the Noirmoutier and Breton coastline, shopping in the regional capital, Nantes, and exploring the local area.
French teacher and Head of Languages at Brockenhurst College, Francoise Olivier, said: “The exchange was a brilliant opportunity for all our pupils to put their language skills to the test in a variety of different contexts.
“Some of the students were even invited to take part in a French Philosophy class which was a fantastic challenge.”
The host families were impressed with the exchange students and commented on the vast improvement they could see at the end of the week in terms of their confidence and speaking skills.
Brock student, Lauren Hobby, said: “The trip helped my French a lot, especially my listening skills. My host family was very keen to teach me words I didn’t know. I’m looking forward to going back to France and visiting them in August!”
The trip ended on a high with all students and parents attending a meal hosted at the school, organised by the Principal.
As part of the exchange programme, Brockenhurst College will be hosting the students from Lycée Charles Peguy in June.
Photo: Students visiting the machines de L’ile in Nates