Sapphire Coast Anglican College (SCAC) students enjoyed a day of fun French activities online, shortly before school holidays and lockdown restrictions were lifted in the Bega Valley.
SCAC primary students came together online, on their penultimate day of Term 3 to celebrate French culture for their annual French Day.
"The kids really wanted to engage this year, because it gave them a bright spot in what's been a long period of lockdown," SCAC French teacher, Jean Winterflood said.
Students started the day with the classic French routine of having a morning croissant, gathered together in their zoom classes, in their French themed outfits.
Ms Winterflood said the day brought kids together in a series of fun activities, giving them the opportunity to re-connect with the subject and each other again.
"It's a really unifying event because they get to see one another dressed up, they got to have breakfast together on their zooms and cook crepes," she said.
The day of activities encouraged the whole family to get involved, from choosing French children's films, to reading French books and eating French foods.
"It brought their French lessons into their home, which allowed them to interact with their family as well," she said.
"The little siblings always love to join in too," she added.
Ms Winterflood said French was best taught in person and with classes moving online, this kind of interaction had been harder to implement.
After a day of interactive activities, she was thrilled to witness the students being captivated and engaged with the subject.
The day also included the visit of Enora Borgnon, who joined the online classes from France, exposing students to a "real authentic taste" of meeting someone from France.
Ms Borgnon was a French assistant to Ms Winterflood in her classes at the college in 2020, but has since returned to her studies in Lille, in northern France.
Ms Winterflood said there were lots of activities to choose from, with enough activities to suit different kids' tastes on the day.
"They could choose what they felt like doing, having fun in these activities, while learning about the culture of France," she said.