Newquay Tretherras welcomed eight French students and their teachers from Collège Jean Guiton in La Rochelle last week.
The students stayed for three nights with Tretherras pupils and took part in a variety of events while they were here. They were involved in a various speaking and cultural activities during lessons over the three days, which our students really appreciated. Elleanor and Georgia in Year 7 commented, ‘Some of us really struggle in French and this helped immensely.’
The French students also did some site seeing while they were here including a visit to Fistral Beach Bar and Pirates Quest. On the final day, both French and English students went ten pin bowling at Porth Lodge Hotel which they all enjoyed.
Ms Jeffery, teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Newquay Tretherras, who co-ordinated the visit explained, ‘This experience has been invaluable for our students, actually allowing them to practise their language in a real life situation, and they have learnt more this week than they would in any classroom!’
Ciaran Knight from Year 9 added ‘The whole thing was amazing and I have been in touch with my French friend via social media ever since they left!’
Miss Powell, Lead Teacher of MFL commented, ‘We hope this will be the start of an exciting new link for the school that will be mutually beneficial and a motivational learning experience for our students.’