French Café at the Pre-Prep

Mesdames et Messieurs votre attention s’il vous plậit….

 

There was such excitement in the Pre-Prep last week when the children in Year 2 welcomed their parents and guests to their ‘Café Theậtre’ and treated them to a wonderful celebration of music, song and dance in true French style.

 

The Pre-Prep hall was transformed into a most authentic French café, complete with hand written menus and lovely table decorations. The children, keen to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in speaking the French language, welcomed their parents and took their orders for light refreshments and French pastries.

 

As the parents sat at their tables sipping their drinks and soaking up the ambience, the afternoon’s entertainment began around them. Madame Hocking was an accomplished master of ceremonies and the children, again in impeccable French, took it in turns to introduce the various acts.

 

The children began by singing several songs in French with tremendous enthusiasm and we then had some outstanding individual performances on the drums, guitars and piano. There were excellent fencing, ballet, dance and gymnastic displays too. It was wonderful to see all the children perform with such commitment and confidence and to witness the many and varied talents that this current year group possess.

 

We were also treated to guest appearances from Mrs Parris, who gave a wonderful rendition of My Favourite Things, and we were delighted to see footage of Bethany Rowe performing some of her gymnastic feats.

 

After more refreshments the afternoon concluded with an energetic rendition of our Wednesday morning “Wake up and Shake up” routine.

 

Grateful thanks must go to Mrs Homer, Madame Walker, Madame Pearse, the fencing and ballet staff and also the music department for helping to make such an afternoon possible and for making French such an exciting experience for our children in the Pre-Prep. Vive La France!

 

You can see some photos of the afternoon in the gallery.

 

There is also a rather excellent clip of their fencing display on YouTube.