Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Year 8 French Day

A group of More Able Year 8 students recently enjoyed a French Day at Fulbrook Middle School. The students were: Eloise Marsh, Amber Cook, Isobel White, Jeannie Bartlett, Sonny Mulhern, Holly Hammond, Hamish Robertson, George Stephenson, Jessica Lee and Oliver Dennis. Here is a report on the day by Eloise Marsh and Isobel White.

On 28th March, a group of Year 8s went on a day trip to Fulbrook Middle School where a full day of French activities awaited us. First of all we boarded the school minibus and travelled to Fulbrook. Then we were shown to their school library where they had laid out some lovely croissants for us and we were put into groups with people from Brooklands or Fulbrook. From there onwards we were all involved in a number of activities concerning the poem “Déjeuner du Matin”.

Soon it was time for a break. Next we were told that we had to create a mini film that resembled the layout, but not necessarily the plot, of the poem. Once we had created a plan and a script it was time for lunch. Luckily it was dry so we were able to eat lunch outside in the sunshine. We got to eat baguettes, French meats and cheeses, crêpes and macarons - lunch was delicious! Then we got to produce our short clips using
handmade props, with all of the speech in French.

Sadly, it was soon time to go but we managed to see each other’s finished pieces first. Afterwards all of the schools said goodbye to one another and we drove back to school. Altogether we had a wonderful time learning French and getting to meet other pupils from different schools.

 Booklet of work produced by Fulbrook, GIA and Brooklands pupils