French Week was organised by 5th and 6th Classes, as they are the groups that study French.
The week is intended to draw everyone's focus to France. The girls produced posters and projects which are on display all around the school. Fifth class were responsible for teaching some basic expressions to all of the younger classes. They did a great job and had everyone saying Bonjour, Au revoir and Ca va? at the right times and in the right way. On Wednesday, each class was provided with a Powerpoint presentation on France devised and created by 6th class. 6th Class also provided a selection of French music for each class to enjoy.
Thursday was the "Wear Something French" day and we had some quite extravagant solutions and lots of Blue White and Red.
Friday was "Taste Something French". The tasting day was made really special because we had sponsors and suppliers who gave us great deals. Here is our Thank You list:
Michael Hassett from Hassett's French Bakery in Carrigaline gave us a great deal on his genuine French baguettes and croissants. We made the baguettes into the favourite French sandwich: jambon beurre. Ham sandwich in English. Plenty of the girls found the bread so delicious they wanted it just as it was. The croissants just disappeared! Only those delicious flaky crumbs were left in the bottom of the basket.
Adrian O'Donoghue from Dunnes Stores in Douglas generously donated a huge selection of French cheeses. We cut these into tasty pieces and laid them out on platters for tasting.
Paul McCannon from SuperValu in Merchant's Quay also very generously sponsored us with two large platters of French cheeses, all laid out with lettuce and grapes and beautifully labeled.
Liz Burgess of Toto's Pizza of Kinsale provided us with the traditional French style batter for making crepes. We had a huge amount of them but we simply could not make enough they were so delicious. We served them with a sprinkling of icing sugar and fresh lemon juice! Super yummy.