Half day or full day camp
|10am-11am||Fun activities for learning new vocabulary – The children work in 2 language groups. We use card games and activities specially designed for teaching French as a foreign language and for developing communication skills while having fun.|
|11am||Cooking (the children work in their language group in pairs and they cook a French dish)|
|12-1pm||Outdoor games (bilingual)
Songs, music, dancing (in French and English)
|1.30-3.30pm||– Craft activities under the hay shed (bilingual)
– Games in the garden (bilingual)
|9am||Wake up call|
|10am-3.30pm||Same as above|
|3.30pm||Snacks and drinks|
|4-5pm||Free time to do a board game, kick a ball in the garden, unwind or go for a walk with the assistants on the farm, or play a game of soccer or hurling.|
|5-5.30pm||Time to ring home and to do house chores (the children have to do one small task every day in order to help with the everyday house chores. They work in pairs with a French child.|
|5.3-7pm||-Work in groups with the French assistants
-Scrapbook about France and French culture/ Recipe book
-Reading a French book with the assistants
|7.30-8.15pm||Dinner (French and Irish specialities)|
|8.15-9.45pm||Movie time ! Selected French and Irish or English children movies with subtitles.|
|10pm||Turn off lights|
Day trip (for residential camp only)
On the Saturday we go on a full day tour, have a picnic and a walk in a wood or a bog and visit a place of historical interest such as Roscrea Castle, the Rock of Dunamaise, Kilkenny Castle or Birr Castle. We also go to a small souvenir shop and a supermarket to do a bit of shopping.
During the week, the children become familiar with French culture by singing French songs, playing French games, cooking and tasting French food, filling a scrapbook about France and listening to the French children talk about their daily life.
They don’t have time to be bored or homesick!