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During the February half term, Emma Sinclair (Lower Sixth, Gloucester) went on exchange to France. We spoke with Emma to find out about her experience.
Where did you stay?
My home exchange was near Poitiers, in a small village called Charroux, in the west of France. I stayed with a French family so I could gain an understanding of life in France.
How did you spend your time?
During the week I did work experience at the local school with a class of 20 pupils aged around five years old. I had the opportunity to chat and play with the children. I also helped with learning activities and read stories to them in English and taught them 'twinkle twinkle little star'.
Did you see anything beyond the school?
During my time there was a school trip into Poitiers which enabled me to visit the city Cathedral and an art gallery. My hosts also took me out to explore the local area.
What have you gained from your experience?
I enjoyed my time in France as it enabled me to put into practice a lot of what I have learned in my French lessons. This opportunity allowed me to sharpen my language skills and develop a deeper understanding of the way of life in France.
I would also like to thank Agnes, Josette and her family, L'Ecole Maternelle and the Mairie of Charroux for their hospitality and the wonderful opportunity.
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