Association Franco-Britannique

du Pays Moutierrois et de sa région


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Association Franco - Britannique

25 rue Georges Clemenceau
85540 Moutiers les Mauxfaits


CHRISTMAS Crackers at the Saint-Louis School in La Roche-sur-Yon

The AFB's handicrafts workshop was held on 3 Friday afternoons at the St Louis school in La Roche-sur-Yon to offer 140 students from CE1 to CM2 the making of Christmas crackers.

After a quick explanation on the origin of the Xmas cracker and a visual and sound demonstration (POP!), the Franco-British facilitators helped to make these famous English "ballotins" for which they had carefully prepared each step.

At the end of the session, a Word search grid with Christmas words (Xmas vocabulary) was proposed.

The pupils of the 5 classes, as well as their teachers, were delighted with this intervention and happy to take home a Christmas cracker!

THANK YOU to Angèle, Frances, Francine, Solange, Linda, Fran, Elena and Elisabeth for this preparation and these quality interventions with the little French schoolchildren.