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A taste of France for Year 7

Posted on: June 10th 2016

NewsheaderWhat a full day and an exceptionally early start! We certainly had a variety of experiences on our day trip to France, including visits to a traditional sweet making shop in Berck, a snail farm and a town trail in Bologne, where we walked around the old part of the town and climbed the city walls. 

Our excursion to Berck proved to be a real treat, with students learning about the traditional way of making sweets and how sugar panes are used on film sets and in the theatre. They even had the chance to make their own lolly—needless to say that this was a real hit with the students!

Our final stop of the day was to the snail farm, where we were given a talk about the life cycle of snails and how they are kept. We also tasted snail pate, snails and homemade jam. I was amazed to see how many students were willing (and enjoyed) the snails, with quite a few of them having seconds and thirds! Many students volunteered to hold a snail and I think by the end of this very enjoyable visit quite a few of the students were wanting a snail for a pet (sorry parents!). Students had the chance to order an ice-cream, in French, and it was a pleasure to see our students enjoying France, speaking the language and experiencing the culture.  



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Amery Hill School hosted its fourth annual BBC School Report event this month, with 30 students experiencing what it is like to be a journalist for the day. The students worked in small groups and had the chance to research some interesting topics as well as learn the techniques of constructing and conducting a good interview. The reports covered a variety of topics, from the serious issues of a lack of diversity in the media and stereotypes about specific groups of people, to a more humorous representation of Donald Trump and his leadership style.  Speaking about the day, student reporter Alisha Frost said “For the fourth year in a row, this exciting day was planned and led by Mrs Winch, Head of Media Studies. To give us a real feel for what it would be like to work for a newspaper, live BBC news reports were actively displayed during the time, adding to the experience.” Students had the chance to develop their journalism skills, carrying out research, interviews and filming during the course of the day. Alisha added, “It was a fun day filled with exciting experiences for all!  On a personal note, I feel privileged to have taken part in this amazing opportunity for three years in a row and hope it continues for many more years to come.” Many of the students are core members of the school’s reporting team and have been instrumental in launching the student newspaper, ‘The Amery Quill’. We are looking forward to the next edition of their thought-provoking newspaper which will feature their articles and interviews from the BBC School Report Day. Click here to visit our BBC School ReportView Article