Students studying A Level French at Richard Huish College were delighted to welcome pupils from France to experience a day at the College.

Ahead of the visit, the Huish students had each been partnered up with a pupil from a Lyon school and begun corresponding. The pairings aimed to develop their language skills together and extend their understanding of one another’s culture.

The Huish students were eager to meet their partners as they arrived at the College. The French visitors accompanied their Huish counterparts to a variety of lessons before all participants enjoyed cakes together as they met with Principal Emma Fielding.

The Huish students used the day to show their partners all elements of Huish life, exploring the EnRICH activities available on campus and sharing the sights of Taunton.

Lucy from Huish shared* “Avec quelques amis et leurs correspondands, nous sommes allés au centre ville, via Vivary Parc oû nous sommes restés pour manger sous le soleil. Nous avons ensuite fait un peu de shopping à Waterstones, Tesco express et Flying tiger. Le musée était notre prochaine destination, c’était génial et nous nous sommes habillés en Romains!”.

*“With some friends and their correspondents, we went to the town centre, via Vivary Park where we stayed to eat under the sun. We then did a bit of shopping at Waterstones, Tesco Express and Flying Tiger. The museum was our next destination, it was awesome, and we dressed up as Romans!”

Charlie from Huish shared “Having spent the last few months messaging our pen pals, it was fantastic to finally meet them in person. They joined us in lessons to see what college life is like in England and were shown around Taunton. Everyone got to know their pen pals better whilst also practising their language skills – it was a day to remember”.

The Huish students hope to be able to visit their partners in France next year.

To find out more about MFL at Huish come along to the next Huish open event on Wednesday 19th April.