RECENTLY Chard School students immersed themselves in all things French for a fun day of culture and learning.

French Day was a huge hit with the children November 16, to celebrate the language, culture and traditions of France.

The children arrived at school in their fancy dress which featured a Napoleon and a couple of ‘escargots’.

During the day the French flag was raised in the playground and the children followed their team leaders around a carousel of exciting activities including boules, 'petit déjeuner' at the French cafe and a French art session.

This year, in keeping with this term’s school topic, they learnt about French explorers and adventurers, both real and fictional.

Each team then had to pass on some of their newfound knowledge about Jules Verne, Jacques Cousteau, Thomas Pesquet and Tintin to the rest of the school.

Madame Downing also helped the children create some fantastic portraits of Tintin characters.

Two children from each of the Pre-Prep, lower Prep and upper Prep were rewarded for the effort and creativity they had put into their lovely costumes and finally the overall winners were announced.

Headteacher Mrs Hill said: “The children had a super day exploring the French language, culture and traditions. Our thanks to our MFL Teacher, Madame Bartolli, for organising such a wonderful immersive experience for all of the classes.”