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The Portsmouth Academy Joins an International Student Exchange Programme to France

The Portsmouth Academy Joins an International Student Exchange Programme to France

The Portsmouth Academy is excited to be partnering with Collège Arlette Hée Fergant in Vimoutiers, in Normandy, France for an international student exchange programme. The Portsmouth Academy is one of only 14 schools in the UK selected to take part in the programme and we have been awarded a grant of £10,500 from the Department of Education.

The programme launched in October with a seminar in Le Havre, France. Three Year 8 students, accompanied by Miss Pszonak and Mrs Russell, travelled to France to attend the event, which was organised in cooperation with the regional education department of Normandy, and the British Council France.

The main aim of the seminar was for schools to establish their exchange partnerships and make concrete plans together for an exchange visit. The Year 8 students were selected to act as ambassadors for the partnership and to help promote the opportunity of the exchange in our school. During the trip, the students met our new French partner school with whom we are organising an exhange based on a cultural theme “Chez moi – At home”.Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the page

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Our 3 students were excellent TPA ambassadors and presented, with 3 French students from our partner school, their exchange project in front of 100 teachers, British and French, and of course they used a circle map! It was a great experience for the girls, travelling on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen, going on a road trip from Caen to Le Havre, meeting French and British students at the seminar, visiting a local secondary schools and still managing to do a short trip to the supermarket.Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the page

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We are hoping to take a group of Year 8 students to Vimoutiers before Easter. Our French partner school will visit Portsmouth between September and December 2020. The exchange will allow students to receive a truly intercultural experience in addition to providing opportunities to enhance curriculum teaching, improving language learning and to help build soft skills. We are looking forward to offering this wonderful opportunity to The Portsmouth Academy’s Year 8 students.

Ms Pszonak

Curriculum Lead for MFL

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