Primary Schools Treated to a Taste of France

Thirty pupils from five local primary schools visited Newton Abbot College on 21 April to take part in a Modern Languages and Food Technology morning. 

Bringing the language and gastronomy of France together, the College hosted a number of activities and workshops aimed at ameliorating the pupils’ understanding of the language and culture of France. The morning started with quizzes and games aimed to help improve pupils’ food and beverage vocabulary before moving over to the Food Technology Department for more practical workshops. Pupils were challenged to follow recipes in French to create their own smoothies before using fresh ingredients to design and decorate crepes. The morning’s activities were finished with a picnic in the Quad area, eating their crepe masterpieces and receiving certificates and prizes for the best effort of the day.  

Year 9 students and primary school pupils with their smoothies
Year 9 students and primary school pupils with their smoothies



Staff member, Mrs Kerr, from Ipplepen Primary School enjoyed the event: “The morning has been really good; this is not something our pupils have done before and it really helped build their confidence. The Newton Abbot College students have been welcoming, helpful and very willing to get involved.”

Pupils decorated crepes
Pupils decorated crepes


Charlotte Pollard, Teacher of Modern Languages and event organiser, was equally as pleased: “It was a wonderful opportunity to welcome such enthusiastic young people to the College. Their engagement with the event made it all the more enjoyable. We very much hope that they have gone back to their schools with an insight into French culture and language. Merci!”     

Newton Abbot College Mfl Food Technology Primary Event Ofsted Good Secondary School 7
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