Students Visit France for Work Experience Trip

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Three Sixth Form Newquay Tretherras students were given the perfect opportunity to practice and improve their French speaking skills when they travelled to Brittany on a work experience trip.

The AS Level French students spent ten days in the country, staying with local families and working in nearby Primary schools to teach English.

As well as teaching the language, one of the students, Lowenna Hawkey, also shared aspects of British culture with the young children, showing them how to make scones and getting them to experience wearing a school uniform.

Tom Bishop, one of the students involved said, “My host family were very kind and I loved being immersed in French culture at a primary school in Landudec. Even though I was a bit apprehensive about the trip, it was a fantastic experience which I hope I can repeat again in the future.”

Rosie Sleep, Cornwall County Council worker and organiser of the trip said, “It has been an exceptional year, with Primary schools in Brittany full of praise and thanks for what the students have done in their schools. And, if the amount of tears from the families and the students when it came to saying goodbye were anything to go by, they made an impact there too.”

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