Somercotes Academy pupils receive letters from Paris

Somercotes Academy French pen pal letters .
Hope Midgley (front) 12, with (l-r) Manisha Bains 13, Freya Donner 13, Harvey Cockerill 13, and Evie Kidd 12- all Year 8.
Somercotes Academy French pen pal letters . Hope Midgley (front) 12, with (l-r) Manisha Bains 13, Freya Donner 13, Harvey Cockerill 13, and Evie Kidd 12- all Year 8.
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Year 8 language pupils from Somercotes Academy have received letters from Paris after writing to students - which is helping them practise their French.

The students got their letters from French students who attend the Collège Condorcet in Pontault-Combault, near Paris.

The letters were written in English, and the Somercotes students have replied to them in French.

Caroline Yates, Somercotes Academy principal, said: “This is a great way of encouraging language students in both countries to practise their French and English.

“The students here are thrilled to receive letters from their counterparts in France, and vice versa.”

Manisha Bains said: “My pen pal is Gustiano who is 11-years-old and likes football.

“He supports Marseille and Bordeaux.

“We have sent a letter in French and English.

“His English is very good and we are hoping to keep in touch.”

Pictured (right) are Year 8 pupils: Hope Midgley,12, (front) with (l-r): Manisha Bains,13, Freya Donner,13, Harvey Cockerill, 13, and Evie Kidd,12.