YOUNGSTERS in East Shields have been saying bonjour to a different culture.
Children at Sea View Primary School took part in a French day to promote their language skills.
The pupils dressed in the nation’s colours of France – red, white and blue – made flags, and visited the Norham Avenue school’s very own French café.
The cultural event was organised by senior education practitioners Lynn Milne and Jakki Turnbull.
Lynn said: “Every half-term, we have a festival Friday, and this time, we had a French theme.
“The kids throughout the school are encouraged to use their French vocabulary, and everybody dressed up in red, white and blue.
“We made a lovely little French café in the school, and each year group took their turn to come and visit.
“They were encouraged to use their French vocabulary to take and place orders for things like croissants and pains au chocolat.”
She added: “The children really enjoyed it, and they learnt a lot as well.
“This is a great way to encourage them to use their language skills, and I think they’ll learn more this way than sitting at a desk.”