On Thursday the 27th of February 2014 we had our annual visit from a group of teenage French students who were in the UK to explore our country and culture. They told us that at home in France they work in schools and old people’s homes. This was a lovely break from daily school routine that we all enjoyed.
We asked the students what they notice is different in England
Cars and Traffic: The driver sits on the right side and the traffic runs on the left side of the road.
Polite people: In England people greet each other when passing by and they always say thank you.
Houses: In France there are no semi-detached houses, they have detached houses or apartments.
They told us some facts about France
They dip bread into coffee for breakfast
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is 324 metres high?
Their school has only 4 classes with 90 students!
The visitors sang Frere Jacques and we joined in. They then told us the translation for the words so we understand what we are singing. We then performed one of our favourite sing-along songs – Dancing Queen. They loved it and asked us to sing it again. The applause was wonderful and made us all smile.
Our visitors had spent three evenings making friendship bracelets so that every child in our school received one as a gift. These will help us to remember our friendship with the visitors and all we have found out about France.
By the Kites class