During the Easter holidays, a group of Oundle pupils headed off to the picturesque French town of Orléans for a French exchange with the pupils at Saint-Charles School.
Pupil, Georgina Close-Smith (13) commented, “We spent the first weekend with our French families who treated us to a variety of sightseeing trips. I visited Chateau Chambord, ZooParc de Beauval and Parc Floral with my exchange partner. I also spent a day visiting the sights of Paris.”
Meeting up on Monday morning, the Oundle pupils caught up on their experiences from the weekend and spent the rest of their week shadowing their French exchange partners in their lessons.
Georgina concluded, “It was a great week - really enjoyable and as well as having loads of fun, it has really helped my French speaking. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their French at the same time as experiencing the culture.”
Trip organiser and French teacher, Sophie Fonteneau commented, “This was an excellent opportunity for pupils not only to immerse themselves into the French language but to gain hands-on experience of French culture and way of life.”