Oakham’s Form 1 pupils had the chance to watch an interactive play in French called “The World’s gone French” performed by Onatti Productions, a visiting theatre group.
The play was about a boy who needs to improve his French. His mum has bought him a puzzle of the map of French-speaking countries, but some pieces are missing. Suddenly, he wakes up one morning and everyone around him speaks French including his family. Every time he uses his French, he gets given a missing piece of the puzzle.
Teacher of French, Celine Ward, said, “The last play we were able to host was in March 2020 so it was lovely to see all of the pupils together again with so many eager to take part in the play as well. It was a great success!”
At Oakham, French is a core subject studied by nearly all students to GCSE and by many beyond. It is one of the most popular subjects in the Upper School with about 70 students studying French at A-level or in the International Baccalaureate.