Linton students discover French for ‘mud’
French GCSE students at Linton Village College put their language skills to the test during a recent trip to Normandy.
The week-long visit to the Château de la Baudonnière saw the pupils take part in a range of activities, including archery, bread making, fencing and an assault course, pictured above, with one catch – instructions were only given in French.
Rebecca Dowling, trip leader, said: “Many pupils were surprised at how much more French they could understand by the end of the week.”
Duncan Keys, student support worker, said: “They spent the whole week immersed in the French language and, from breakfast to bedtime, only French was spoken and heard.”
One student, Kylah Jacobs, age 14, said: “The parcours de santé (assault course) was our favourite activity by far even though we didn’t feel that way at the time!”
*The French word for mud is boue.