Pupils get an Eiffel of French culture and cuisine

From left, Ethan Marsden, Leila Bennett, Maddie Dunn, Emily Webb and Jacob Grindlet, all seven, with their own versions of the Eiffel Tower

From left, Ethan Marsden, Leila Bennett, Maddie Dunn, Emily Webb and Jacob Grindlet, all seven, with their own versions of the Eiffel Tower

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HISTORY lessons about the French Revolution and cooking from recipes in a foreign language were “très bon” at North Leigh Primary School’s first French Day.

Pupils learnt about the Eiffel Tower and the famous Impressionist painter Monet.

Jacob Grindlet, seven, said: “I liked making the biscuits all in French. I was a bit nervous because we had to do everything in French and I didn't think we would be able to do understand but it was actually quite easy.”

Years 4 and 5 teacher Julie Squires said: “The day went down really well, so we hope to do another one next year, maybe with a different country. The children learn French as a language so we wanted give them extra awareness of the culture and the country.”

Pupils also sang French songs and built their own Eiffel Tower models.

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