Video: Primary school to teach students French

PUBLISHED: 16:43 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 October 2009

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Pupils from Homerswood learning to speak French. To watch our video hover over the image above and click the play button. Adobe Flash Player required.

A TRADITIONAL French breakfast marked the launch of foreign language classes at a primary school. Homerswood Primary School in WGC has decided not to wait until 2010 to teach French, as new Government policy requires, and have started lessons now. More th

Students enjoyed a breakfast of croissants, pain du chocolate, fresh juice and French bread.

A TRADITIONAL French breakfast marked the launch of foreign language classes at a primary school.

Homerswood Primary School in WGC has decided not to wait until 2010 to teach French, as new Government policy requires, and have started lessons now.

More than 200 children from the nursery right up until year six enjoyed a breakfast of croissants, pain du chocolate, fresh juice and French bread on Wednesday.

Youngsters have been learning all the basics like greetings, colours, numbers and days of the week.

Students enjoyed a breakfast of croissants, pain du chocolate, fresh juice and French bread.

Samantha Sillito, headteacher of the Kirklands school, said: "Pupils enjoyed breakfast in their classrooms and did lots of French activities such as cooking, drawing flags and learning about French artists."

Afterwards the assembly was led in French and children sang Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes also in French!

Tesco, Co-op and Groundforce SOS, all in WGC, provided the food for the breakfast free of charge.

From 2010, the Government requires primary schools to start teaching an additional language to children from the age of seven.


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