We have just said goodbye to a group of 13 French pupils, who came to stay for a week with their exchange partners. This was a return visit, as we had made the first exchange to Dax, in February. It was quite an adventure for them, as none had ever been to England before. The French pupils thoroughly enjoyed staying with their host families, and appreciated the range of activities they were offered, including: a punting trip in Cambridge, a day in London, a tour round Gonville and Caius College, a trip up Great St Mary’s Church tower, and a visit to The Fitzwilliam Museum.
They also spent a couple of mornings in school, which they found interesting and thought-provoking, even helping some of the younger pupils with their French oral. They loved our small classes and warm, friendly atmosphere, and have all returned home with a positive view of England.