France inspires fun

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France inspires fun

STUDENTS at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School in Leongatha donned their best red, white and blue for French day recently.

French teacher Margaret Gatehouse organised the event and credited the students for making the day possible.

She has been working with the school for 14 years and began teaching French to grades 3 to 6 in 2014.

“The students came up with all of the ideas for today. I am a great believer in imagination and I think these children have the greatest imaginations. They put so much thought into today,” Ms Gatehouse said.

The school flew the French flag from the flagpole, while students and parents were invited to partake in French themed activities.

Parents were invited to watch the French classic film Le Ballon Rouge while students participated in snail races and hosted a French market day.

Students sold snail cupcakes, French fries and French vanilla ice cream, with 10 per cent of proceeds going towards Médecins Sans Frontière – Doctors without Borders.

“More children are dying from measles than they are the Ebola virus. This is totally preventable and it relies on the support of Médecins Sans Frontière as they are a not a government funded organisation,” Ms Gatehouse said.

The St Laurence O’Toole Primary School students held an assembly and paraded their best French costumes, dressed as mimes, flags, soccer players, Tour de France cyclists, artists and more.

Dressed to express: Sebastian and Olivia gave their best mime performances at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School’s French day assembly in Leongatha.

Dressed to express: Sebastian and Olivia gave their best mime performances at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School’s French day assembly in Leongatha.

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