​The French Café at Townhill Primary School, Dunfermline

Sharing good practise with Camembear in action - Christine Bunyan

The French Café idea was the first of their “Enterprising School” initiative which has been set up in Scotland to promote creativity, enterprise and the development of the young workforce. Pupils use a number of skills to provide a way of engaging with the community. Their initiative is “Culture Café”.

During the school year all the year groups will have the opportunity to set up and run a café which relates to the learning in the classroom. The P3/4 and P4 classes at Townhill Primary chose to start the ball rolling with a French Café. The V.I.B. (Very Important Bear) was none other than Camembear himself. Camembear has been part of their lives and learning for the past 4 years and he was the guest of honour.

Pupils sang a selection of French songs, taught parents, grandparents and friends some everyday French words and phrases and some pupils then took them on a Big Bus Paris Tour by explaining what landmarks they might see on a journey through Paris on a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour. Following the lesson, pupils and families took the opportunity to use the Photo-booth with Camembear and this was a great success.

Feedback from families was very positive. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their coffee and croissants (provided by the local ASDA store in Dunfermline)

Thank you Christine Bunyan for sharing!!

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