Issued: January 9, 2017
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French students visit King Harold Academy
The King Harold Academy welcomed students and staff from Le Collège Sainte-Marie in Chavagnes-en-Paillers (Vendée) in France for the third successive year.
Nineteen Year 9 students and two of their teachers visited the Waltham Abbey school for a day of lessons and a chance to sample life in an English school.
The students met in the Learning Resource Centre were they introduced each other.
They spent the morning getting to know one another, playing games and interacting in French and English.
Small groups of students were taken on a tour of King Harold Academy when they observing lessons.
At break time the students could mix with the rest of the school and experience the difference between British schools and French schools.
Lunch was traditional fish and chips.
In addition, all students had a taste of brioche which was brought by the French visitors.