“Twenty Blue Coat lingusts from Year 7 to Year 10 took part in our annual French exchange with our partner school Notre Dame Sevigne in Bordeaux. This was our tenth visit and some of our students have enjoyed this experience so much that they have participated three times!
During our time in Bordeaux, our students stayed with French families and really embraced the French culture and language. As an English group, we enjoyed visiting Bordeaux via bus, boat and walking and cycling tours during the day. Students particularly enjoyed the shopping experience at Rue St Catherine which is the longest shopping street in Europe! With our French partners, we visited Arcachon and the highlight was visiting the Dunes de Pyla, the largest dunes in Europe and the scenery was stunning. Students also attended lessons at Notre Dame Sevigne and enjoyed sampling a lunch in the canteen.
For those taking part:
“The entire exchange improved my accent and understanding of French culture and language. I would highly recommend this”
“The French exchange was a great opportunity to practise and improve my French accent and vocabulary.”
As trip leader and organiser, I was very impressed with the maturity of our students, their excellent behaviour and their willingness to adapt to a different culture and truly embrace the French language. There was a great atmosphere within the group and it was particularly pleasing to see older students taking care of younger students. Teachers at our partner school and host families also commented on how well behaved our students were. They certainly were great ambassadors for Liverpool Blue Coat School. I am very proud of them all.”
Miss Rowe, French teacher and trip organiser