Every year Portlaoise College welcomes the ‘French Theatre for School Company’. They performed a play in French written following the Junior Cycle curriculum and another play following the Senior Cycle curriculum. Students who attend French classes in the school enjoy the French drama. In the audience, students laugh a lot and improve their listening skills. On stage, a few selected students perform along with the French actors and display their conversational skills.
This year actors were: Michael Ziemanski (1 Blue), Leah Mullen (1 Red), Triona Carroll Talbot (1 Green), Aava Ahern (2 Ash), Kerry Carroll Talbot (2 Elm) and Maeve Mitchell (3rd year).It was a successful experience for all the students from Portlaoise College.
“Bon Appétit!” FRENCH BREAKFAST FOR 1st YEARS
Every year around Easter, 1st year students enjoy a bite of French culture. Their teacher organise a French breakfast. In the Home Ec’ room, students taste croissants, brioches, hot chocolate… C’est bon!
Also in coordination with the Home Economic department, the French department celebrate Pancake Day. This is the occasion for a fundraising.
“Travaillez-bien!” FRENCH SCHOLARSHIP to attend French Summer Course
Laois VEC generously offers scholarship to a couple of students to attend a French College for three weeks during the summer. There, students are immersed into French culture all day long. They attend French classes every morning and take part in activities in the afternoon. The improvement is fantastic!
“Cher ami!” FRENCH PEN PALS
Portlaoise College students exchange letters and emails with students from a school in the South of France. In 2013, 2nd year students have sent and received Christmas cards, Valentines ones, and many letters.
“Bienvenue dans mon college!” VISIT OF FRENCH STUDENTS
In April, students from the South of France are coming to visit Portlaoise College. In the future we hope to organise a school exchange between the two schools and visit each other’s country every year.