French students experience life at Freebrough Academy

For the second year we have welcomed to the Academy two French students who have been in England to experience the English culture, the way we live and enjoy our wonderful country and all it has to offer.

The students Kevin Buffet (aged 17 years) and Nathan Briquet (aged 19 years) are both studying a BTEC Business Administration qualification in their home country.

Nathan and Kevin have had a packed schedule, not only spending time in the Administration department, but also in subject areas; Drama, Food Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, humanities and maths. They took part in sports activities with Mrs Bell, assisting her with a primary cross country tournament at St Peter’s C of E Primary School in Brotton and a volleyball tournament at Saltburn Leisure Centre; they also attended two small school assemblies.

Kevin and Nathan shared in our Red Nose Day charity event (wearing their red noses!) and non-uniform day, with the boys also being challenged by our PE staff to a badminton match!

During their stay, they have visited Saltburn, York, Whitby and Goathland.

Nathan and Kevin were asked to write a short paragraph to express the thoughts of their experience, which you can see below.

We hope the Nathan and Kevin enjoyed their time in England and in particular with us at Freebrough Academy, and we wish them well with their studies and a very Happy Easter to them and their families. Joyeuses Pâques!


Bonjour, nous sommes Nathan et Kévin, deux étudiants français.

Nous avons 19 et 17 ans et nous vivons dans une petite ville dans le centre de la France qui s’appelle Aurillac.

Nous préparons un baccalauréat gestion administration dans un lycée professionnel à Aurillac.

Nous sommes hébergés au sein d’une famille d’accueil à Loftus.

Nous sommes ici en Angleterre pour effectuer un stage de trois semaines en administration du 6 mars au 24 mars.

Nous avons organisé le cross du mardi 7 mars, nous sommes aussi intervenus en tant qu’assistant dans les cours de français de Madame Bose et nous avons assisté à certains autres cours comme les cours d’histoire, de mathématiques, de sport et de photographie.

La vie et les études en Angleterre sont très différentes qu’en France.

Pendant notre temps libre nous avons visité York, Saltburn et Whitby.

Nous sommes très contents d’être parmis vous et nous vous remercions pour votre accueil.

And for those of us who are not fluent in French:

Hi! We are Nathan and Kevin, two French students.

We are 19 and 17 years old and we live in a small town in the centre of France called Aurillac.

We prepare a BTEC in Management and Administration in a vocational school in Aurillac.

We are accommodated in a host family in Loftus.

We are here in England for a training period in administration for 3 weeks from 6 March to 24 March 2017.

We organised the cross country on Tuesday 7 March, we participated in the French lessons of Mrs. Bose and we assisted in other lessons; history, maths, PE, and photography.

The life and the studies in England are very different compared to France.

During our free time, we have visited York, Saltburn and Whitby.

We are very happy to be here and we thank you for your welcome.