It was a fun way to use my French outside of school.
25 Grade 8 and 9 French students from across the District recently returned from spending 5 days in St. Donat, Quebec. The excursion involved 5 days of workshops and outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, skating and cooperative games all in French.
“It was a great experience to try new activities all in French, it was a challenge yet very fun to not hear everything in English,” says excursion participant Ainsley LeBlanc Gr.8. “Everybody who worked at St. Donat and all the participants were very nice and welcoming!”
“It was a fun way to use my French outside of school. I got to try new things and meet new people!” adds Claire Perreault Gr.8.
The purpose of the trip was to help students become proficient and confident with the French language. While the outdoor activities were some of the main highlights, recording a French song, learning Quebec legends and a village-wide scavenger hunt while speaking to locals also encouraged students to use their French skills in fun and authentic activities.
Hayley Shiell Gr. 8 explains, “I had so much fun learning more about the culture and the language. We all got to try something new and I would love to go again!”
The trip was organized through Perspectives and teacher-chaperones Lindsay Stewart (Stratford Central PS) and Courtney Miller (Mitchell District HS).