Learning French through role play

Youngsters got into the holiday spirit by learning French as part of a special club.

Young people from Cramlington who took part in the Language Learning North East (LLNE) French club, took on the roles of apprentices at ‘Hotel Soleil’.

The youngsters learnt French through songs, games, crafts and cooking, while training to be receptionists, bell boys, chambermaids and cocktail waiters.

Founder of the Cramlington-based business, Emma Taylor, said: “Our holiday clubs are all based on a theme. Activities are linked to the core theme and equip the children to interact confidently in the language.

“The clubs focus not only on language learning but also increasing cultural awareness.

“The holiday clubs have been overwhelmingly popular and both the clubs at Heddon and Cramlington are fully booked as parents are keen to encourage their children to learn a foreign language.

“It was a fun-packed two days, the children have done everything from stocking the reception up with home-made sweets and being activity co-ordinators making their own weather calendars, to trying out chambermaid activities, making beds, and being bell boys delivering bags to the right room numbers, all while learning French.”

To celebrate the children’s achievements in the club, they hosted a ‘mocktail’ party in Hotel Soleil’s cocktail bar.