French trip to Rouen
29 Freemen's students travelled to Rouen to be hosted by French families for a week.
The students spent the mornings in the language school where lessons were conducted entirely in French and involved practical sessions such as going to the local supermarket to ask people questions. In the afternoons the language pupils did a treasure hunt in the city which required photos linked with French clues, visiting the picturesque seaside village of Veules-les–Roses and going bowling.
When asked for feedback the pupils listed the following as some of their 'best things':
- time with the family
- doing French with the family
- Fabien (the teacher) was awesome and engaging
- the surveys to the public
- exploring the town
- playing the locals at football in the park
Importantly, the French students said they had "learnt important phrases for everyday life", as well as "how to pronounce things properly".