Thursday 21 August 2014

Students celebrate all things French and German

Published 22/01/2014 | 05:36

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Sophie Hanafin, Katie Corrigan, Rebecca O’Neill, Michelle McCarthy and Kelley Pierse at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, European day.

STUDENTS at the Presentation Secondary School have spent the last week sampling some Franco Germanic culture. Swapping their schoolbags for 'schultaschen' and textbooks for 'livres' the school's second, fourth and fifth year students last week enjoyed the school's annual cultural and language week.

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The idea of the weeklong celebration of all things French and German was to help the students practice and develop their language skills in a fun environment outside the classroom while also allowing them sample a little of each culture.

A whole host of French and German themed events took place at the school between Monday and Friday, including a visit from a French touring theatrical company who staged a play in the school hall and a German/French "Au Marché/Am Markt."

That market, for the school's junior students was organised and run by the transition year class and saw them selling French and German staples like croissants, sachertorte and hot chocolate.

Other events throughout the week included French and German bingo, a poster competition for first year students, quizzes in language classes for third year students and a lunchtime treasure hunt for the sixth years.


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