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Pen Pal Letter Writing

 

By Lauren Manley, Head of Department for Modern Foreign Languages.

This year we have been very fortunate to partner up with Collège les Vieilles Vignes. Which is a collège (A Fench school for Y7 - Y10) in the West of France. Our Year 8s and 9s wrote some lovely letters to the school introducing themselves and talking about their interests in October time. This week we were delighted to receive their first replies. It was lovely seeing the Year 9s open their letters and hearing about their pen pals' lifestyles and interests and in some cases trying to decode the French handwriting style! I have taken some photos of the girls, so you can see their enjoyment. 

The Pen Pal scheme is such a great means for our students to practise their French and get to know more about the French culture. We are planning on rolling the scheme out to the Spanish students at the end of this year.