Primary Schools Treated to a Taste of France

Forty pupils from seven local primary schools visited Newton Abbot College on 20 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 improving 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 off eating their crepe masterpieces and receiving certificates for their efforts throughout the day.

College students and primary pupils worked together on their creations
College students and primary pupils worked together on their creations

Pupil Charlotte, from Bearnes, said of the morning’s activities: “It was really fun; when we used the blender, it was really loud. My favourite part was eating the pancakes. It was fun….I would like to do it again!”

Pupils followed recipes in French to make their smoothies and crepes
Pupils followed recipes in French to make their smoothies and crepes


Charlotte Pollard, Teacher of Modern Languages and event organiser, said: “It was a wonderful day and the young people were engaged and enthralled throughout. I hope that they are able to take their learning of the French language and culture from their day at Newton Abbot College and use it back in their respective schools.”  

Mfl Technology Morning Primary Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 2
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