CNS French pupils benefit from correspondence initiative

  28 March, 2019

Alors! Pupils at City of Norwich School

Year 10 pupils in Modern Foreign Language French classes at City of Norwich School (CNS) have teamed up with pupils at a school in France in an initiative that aims to help with improving their French skills.

The pupils from CNS, will be corresponding with 24 Year 11 pupils who are studying history and geography in the European section of the Lycée Jean Rostand, a secondary school in Caen, Normandy.

Pupils on both sides of the channel have been preparing a presentation in their foreign language to introduce themselves, their hobbies and their friends and families, via emails exchanged via the school.

The pupils will also be producing short videos covering various topics including the school, its grounds, school departments and the canteen, with the French cohort doing the same in their school using their English skills.

Poppy, a Year 10 CNS pupil, said: “We learn French, but never have a genuine experience. It will be great to have this experience with someone who is actually experiencing the same process as us.”

Tyra, a Year 10 CNS pupil, said: “I’d love to talk to someone that I would most likely not have had the chance to talk to otherwise. I used to live in Switzerland and I’m intrigued to see how different it is to France.”

Miss McCallum, French teacher, said: “Our hope is that this exchange between the two groups will flourish and that friendships will, over time, develop. We are planning a trip to Normandy in the summer and will try to arrange a meet with the Caen pupils if possible.”

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