Vive la France at Moiraville!
- Sixth Form
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Over 130 children from 7 local Junior Schools (Alfriston, Bourne Primary, Grovelands Primary, Langney Primary, Oakwood Primary, St Johns Meads and Moira House) immersed themselves in all things French on Tuesday 24 May.
Moira House transformed their Sports Hall into “Moiraville”, a typical French market village, for the day.
The children visited “Moiraville” to sample French culture and practise the language. There were a large variety of typical market town scenarios, including a marché, a supermarket, a Doctor’s Surgery, a Post Office, and games such as petanque and boules for the younger children, to name but a few. The children were also able to purchase items to eat and drink from a boulangerie and a café with authentic style Euros. Teachers and Pupils from Moira House’s Senior School were available to help with providing language support, especially for the younger children.
The boys and girls enjoyed having the special passports they’d been given stamped by a “Customs Officer” at the entrance to Moiraville, before they entered the French zone.
Mrs Harris-Moss, Head of Languages at Moira House and Organiser of the Day, said: “We were very excited to bring France to Moira House for the Day, to help make French studies come to life. This was an excellent opportunity for learners of French to practise their skills in a realistic environment with linguistic support from our team of linguists and senior girls.”