Programme

Typical day
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)
11.30am Small breakfast
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)

Residential

9am Wake up call
9.30-10am Breakfast
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
7-7.30pm Shower
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.
9.45pm Bed time
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!