A visit to the École André Malraux (Part Two).
Following on from our article last week about the visit of Upper I to the École André Malraux in Hanwell we are delighted to produce this article by Arianna Pourgourides on her experience.
‘On Tuesday 23rd January 2018, Upper I went on a school trip to the École André Malraux (French Primary School) because they had invited us to celebrate the Epiphany with them. We all have pen pals there and had already written to them to tell them a bit about ourselves, so it was very exciting to finally meet them! The school has boys and girls and they all wear their own clothes to school, which was interesting to see.
When we were there, we all made crowns with our names on, then we had playtime with them. After that we sat round the tables and the Galette des Rois (Cake of the Kings / Three Wise Men) was cut and shared out to all of us. They told us about the story behind the Galette which is a bit like the story of the gingerbread man. Hidden in the Galette there is a little charm (feve), and whoever finds it in their piece of cake gets to be King or Queen for the day.
We had a great time and our pen pals gave each of us the recipe for the galette to take home with us. We look forward to inviting them to our school soon to share one of our traditions with us.’Categories: Junior Whole School