Year 7 Visit the French Institut

On Thursday 29 June Year 7 went on a trip to visit the French Institut, which personally I found interesting. There were two buildings – one for 0-12 year olds, which had popular books for children e.g. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter etc… and a building which had a café and a cinema.

When visiting the first building I thought it was impressive to read a famous Roald Dahl book in French – it made me see things from a different perspective. At the second building, we ate lunch and then watched a French film (with English subtitles) ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’. It was a musical and I thought that the plot, which was about two twins finding their true love, was sweet, but by few seconds, they kept missing each other and would make you think whether they would meet each other again.

I think that this was a trip to remember and I would want to visit the French Institut again.

Harleen 7K

On Thursday the 29 June, the Normanhurst pupils of both Year 7 classes went on a French trip to the Institut Francais. Institut Francais is a French language school based in Kensington, Central London. When we arrived at the venue, one of the staff members took us up to the library ‘la bibliotheque’.

The library at the Institut Francais was great, it offered great activities for all age groups from ages 4-16. The first activity we took part in was to read a French story. The story was based on different animals taking part in a musical concert. This gave the effect of a Musical Orchestra. After this, we were given a word search, which included words based on all musical terms. We had to find all the musical terms found in the text. Eventually, as we came to the end of the first part of the trip, all the students were told to write stories to do with music. We wrote some words in French, some in English, and read them out to the class.

Overall, I think the trip was a great experience and great fun. I hope to come again, but to take part in different activities.

Nicole  7T

A couple of Thursdays ago, the whole of Y7 went on a trip to the French Institut in Kensington. First, we went to the kids’ French library to spend the morning. In the kids’ library, we read all sorts of French books and participated in some fun French activities. After, we went to the cinema to watch a film. Parts of it were very interesting, and parts of it were a bit slow. To sum up, the trip was fascinating.

Alexandra  7T