Bastille Day 2013

french_flagI’ve just done a series of workshops in a London secondary school to celebrate Bastille Day, or le quatorze juillet. We based the workshops around a fantastic short film called ‘Le génie de la boite de raviolis’ from the BFI ciné-minis series which we encouraged the Y8 pupils to use as a starting point for thinking about their wishes for the future.

To their surprise, the pupils were able to understand the film with French subtitles (and a bit of help) as well as writing their wishes in French.

There are a lot more workshop possibilities using film and foreign languages and I would love to do more in the future.