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School marks Bastille Day

PUBLISHED: 14:49 18 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 24 August 2010

by Kayla Shane Schoolchildren celebrated Bastille Day with a day jammed packed with francophile activites. The students at Beckford Primary School, Dornfell Street, West Hampstead, aged between four to 11 ahve also been been learning Fr

by Kayla Shane

Schoolchildren celebrated Bastille Day with a day jammed packed with francophile activites.

The students at Beckford Primary School, Dornfell Street, West Hampstead, aged between four to 11 ahve also been been learning French for the past two years.

Bastille Day, July 14, is always focused entirely on French activities at the school.

It began with a short assembly where the children learned the history behind Bastille Day and how it is celebrated around the world.

The rest of the day was spent eating French food, learning about French speaking countries, researching French people, exploring French art and learning about French culture.

Frishta Kakar, a year three student, said: "If a new child arrived in school who only spoke French I could help them out and if I went to a country that speaks French I would be able to talk to people in their own language."

Children of all ages enjoy learning French and can easily access the language due to the friendly approach adopted by the school.


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