French students experience working within our Academy

Over the past three weeks 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 are aged 18 years old, named Loic Bateou and Florian Salvan and are both studying a BTEC Business Admin qualification in their home country.

We were very pleased to welcome them and were glad that their visit was not disrupted by the awful atrocities which have recently occurred in Paris and disrupted so many lives in France.

Loic and Florian had a packed schedule, not only spending time in the Administration and Finance departments, but also in subject areas; Drama, Food Technology (making their own personal French crepe recipe and gingerbread), Modern Foreign Languages, Engineering (making items with a laser cutter), Maths and discussing the entente cordiale 1904 with Mr Houlgate in Humanities. They took part in sports activities with Mrs Bell, assisting her with an event at Lingdale Primary School, attended a small school assembly and a cyberbullying activity with Mrs Porter. The students also spent time in our Learning Resource Centre and in our Post 16 provision, Enterprise @Freebrough.

Loic and Florian shared in our festive activities and had Christmas lunch on 16 December – Loic even tried a parmo!

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

We hope the Loic and Florian 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 Christmas to them and their families. Joyeux Noël!

Notre stage en Angleterre

Durant nos trois semaines de stage au sein de Freebrough Academy, nous avons pu découvrir l’école en assistant à plusieurs activités ainsi qu’une participation aux cours de français pour nous présenter aux élèves. De plus, ce stage nous a apporté une expérience très enrichissante autant sur le plan professionnel que personnel et nous avons pu perfectionner notre anglais. Pour finir, nous tenons à remercier toute l’équipe enseignante et professionnel de nous avoir acceuilli au sein de leurs locaux et plus particulièrement à Eileen notre tutrice.

Loic and Florian

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

During our three week work placement at Freebrough Academy, we really got to know the school by helping with various activities and also by participating in some French lessons by introducing ourselves to the students. This placement has been beneficial both on the personal and professional level and we have also improved our English. Finally we would like to thank the students and staff of Freebrough for their very warm welcome, with particular thanks to Eileen, our tutor.