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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,952

Hello All,

A strange request but I have volunteered (rather a bad habit of mine) to help with a group of French children learning English for a week in July. We are going to be role playing different British days out with them, a trip to the zoo, a trip to London and a day at the seaside etc. etc.  The budget doesn't actually stretch to taking them for real so we are using lots of props to create each place. 

To help with this we thought it would be nice if we could have lots of postcards sent to the children from all over the U.K. (especially London and seaside towns) but anywhere 'British' really or depicting 'British' life. 

The children are between 6  and 12 years old and at the moment just have some basic English language skills, hello/goodbye, how are you, colours numbers etc. We are hoping to extend this vocabulary during the week and we think the kids receiving postcards with simple messages on would be useful. We want to get them to try and write a reply on a French postcard and send it back but we might have to work out the logistics of that yet, it might just be a role play exercise, posting them into a red pillar box but we will see. 

So, lovely people, would any of you be prepared to send us a postcard with some simple friendly text on? Something along the lines of;

Hello my name is ....

I am xxx years old. I have (colour of eyes) and (colour of hair). I live in ..., it is very beautiful, it is a city/village etc. My favourite food is ....

It does only need to be simple, the repetition of simple similar text will be enough, the pictures will be the most important things to create interest and engagement and we can use that to prompt questions and develop vocabulary from there accordingly. 

If you can help we would be very grateful, the week is run by a French charity for families and the kids really do get a lot out of these kind of activities, I did a similar thing last year and it went really well. image

 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,552

    Lovely idea.  I offered to help out at Possum's primary school years ago but wasn't allowed as I don't have a teaching diploma.   Doh!  Gift horses and all that.

    Anyway, I could send one from a Brit on hols in the Vendée if you like and if it would help, just to show them we go other places too.  Or one from Waterloo next week - reminder of Napoleon's 200 years anniversary?????  

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  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,952

    Thank you both, I have sent a PM with the details. image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,142

    I've got a few postcards from places I've been to around the UK - I'll send you two or three.  PM me your address and I'll pop them in the post. 

    It'll be an excuse to go to our new post office and get stamps ... the old one closed and the new one has opened ... in the village pub .......... I wonder if OH will volunteer to go for me image

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    PM address please.

    SW Scotland
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,185

    Oh dear, I used to do this but with adults -often adult beginners - and I probably have some of my old London bus postcards and stuff like that. Let me know if you want them.image

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  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,952

    They would be great Pansy, we are planning on ending the week with a London street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. We are hoping to get the kids to make a cardboard London bus too. image

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,185

    Not life size I hope, that's a lot of cardboard.

    Just send me your address and I'll get them in the post.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,952

    Think I have posted PM's to all you kind people, let me know if I have managed to miss any of you, this is going to be a fabulous project for the kids, I'll be posting lots of pictures of it all in July. image

    And no, the bus won't be life size Pansy, I hope not anyway.image

    I am going to the UK on Thursday myself, I'll be sending postcards home every day too. image

    Thanks again, you are all very kind. image

     

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,043

    Send me your address DD, I'll send a postcard. 

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