French markets come to town for Primary schools

JPCT 120214 Warnham pupils shopping at French-speaking market run by pupils from Tanbridge. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 120214 Warnham pupils shopping at French-speaking market run by pupils from Tanbridge. Photo by Derek Martin
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On 12th and 13th February the KS2 children at Warnham CE Primary School and St John’s Catholic Primary School had a real French experience when Year 9 Tanbridge House Students came in to “sell” them croissants, pains aux chocolats and brioches.

The children had to ask for everything in French, understand the answers and prices given by the “French” stall holders, and “pay” using the correct Euros.

The children loved using their French for a purpose, paying with real Euros and eating real French food - délicieux!

Both schools are very grateful to Tanbridge House School for providing their students as excellent French speaking stall holders, and to Sainsbury’s for sponsoring St John’s Catholic Primary School, and the Co-op for sponsoring Warnham Primary School.

Children at both schools wanted to say a special thank you to their French teacher Sophie Wells for organising the event. The French Market put their learning into a real context and as one child said, ‘Next time the French Market comes to Horsham I’m going to speak real French to real French people!.’

Report contributed.