Years 3 and 4 had an informative day at Lullingstone Roman Villa and were able to admire the remains of this large villa, which included an impressive mosaic and the different bathing rooms. They also enjoyed superb workshops in which they learnt all about Roman medicines and food. In addition, the children had the opportunity of trying on some Roman style clothing and making their own mosaics. A great day was had by all.
Our after-school cookery club is great fun – the children will make cheese scones, lemon cheesecake, chocolate cake, mince pies, vegetable samosas and much more! Not only do they enjoy cooking (and eating) their food – but learn many cooking skills along the way, and have their own recipe book to take home at the end.
Years 5/6 had a super trip to Warner Bros. Studios to discover how the Harry Potter films were made. They had a fascinating workshop on how the costumes were ‘distressed’ and had the opportunity of distressing their own piece of fabric. They then had to tell the story of what had happened to their character to cause the fabric to be in this state. This was followed by a tour of the studio where so many original sets and props were displayed. A fabulous day was had by both children and teachers!
The highlight of the year for many of our junior children is our annual trip to the Chateau de la Baudonniere and have a fabulous time. Not only do they have the opportunity of taking part in many outdoor adventure activities – but everything is done in French which improves their language skills no end.
Once again, France came to Bronte School in Gravesend on 22nd February. Cyrille and Martin joined the children of all ages – 4 to 11 – for a day of Pure French Living. They all spoke French to each other whilst enjoying such delights as making Crêpes (pancakes) – and eating them … discussing the ingredients … drawing and painting famous French scenes … playing board games … playing French computer games … and watching a funny film called Chez Mimi.
At the end of the day, Cyrille pronounced himself very impressed with the Bronte children’s spoken French and their excellent behaviour. “Quelle excellente journée à Bronte School! Bravo les enfants! What a fantastic day I spent today at your school. Children were on their best behaviour and most of all they spoke so much French with me and the others. Their ability to perform and use their language skills was brilliant. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt.”
Finally, a quote from one of the children:
‘Can we have a French week next time please, Madame?’
And indeed, 25 children will be staying at a Château in France in the week before half-term… and next week we are going to ‘Bonjour les Enfants’ at the Southbank.
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