A PRIMARY school has embarked on a cultural exchange project, creating pen pals with a school in France.

Gold Class pupils at Mere School have collaborated with the Year 3 class at Gustave Leven, in Paris, to create an 'All about me' project.

The unique cross-cultural exchange was spearheaded by Miss Hanby and Maîtresse Anna, promising to broaden horizons and foster global connections among young learners.

The journey commenced with the creation of personalized 'Tout sur moi', or, 'All about me' forms, allowing pupils from both sides of the English Channel to share insights into their interests and preferences.

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Using this information, the classes were paired, setting the stage for an enriching pen pal experience.

The two classes met via Zoom for an inaugural meeting, amidst the virtual backdrop, each class showcased their language skills by treating their counterparts to songs in their respective languages.

Greetings of "Bonjour, enchanté" resonated through the screens, planting the seeds of friendship across borders.

Miss Hanby expressed her delight at the positive feedback from her students, who described the encounter as "magical."

Both classes are now anticipating the beginning of a collaborative literary project after half-term, the study of a book which offers pupils the opportunity to delve deep share thoughts with their international peers.

Weekly Zoom rendezvous are on the agenda, where pupils will share favourite songs, poems, and embark on joint ventures.

Miss Hanby and Maîtresse Anna are enthusiastic about the possibilities this partnership holds for their pupils.