The Friends of the School (Les Amis de l’Ecole) is a group of volunteer parents who give their time to provide immense support for the benefit of the School. Thanks to their fundraising initiatives, daytrips are funded and the School is able to buy teaching materials and equipment.
Events such as the Christmas market and the Festival of Music are organised during the school year to bring together both parents and children.
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February 2015: a fresh start for the School
After years of searching, the EFB moved into new premises previously occupied by Fonthill Primary School. The children are now educated in large light and spacious classrooms with a splendid outdoor area where they can expend their energy. All the pupils and the entire EFB team appear to have found their feet very quickly in these new surroundings which provide such a favourable learning environment.
April 2015: Official opening
The School was honoured to receive a visit from the French Ambassador, Madame Sylvie Bermann, to mark the official opening of the new school premises on Wednesday 22 April 2015. At the end of the visit, guests and the delegation accompanying Madame Bermann, were delighted to be entertained by the children singing songs in front of them. The Ambassador then proceeded to cut the traditional ceremonial ribbon. During her speech she acknowledged and thanked all those involved in the success of the project. She also expressed her support for the School, which plays an important role in the children’s linguistic and cultural development.
Photos of the School and the Ambassador’s visit have been posted to the gallery.
June 2010: The School celebrates 30 years.
The EFB’s 30th anniversary was celebrated on 26 June 2010 in the presence of the Consul General of France, Monsieur Edouard Braine, and Monsieur Olivier Cadic (Elected Representative of French people abroad). This was a memorable moment for the School especially when its founders, Annie Burnside, Annie Lewis, and Françoise Tidball spoke about the numerous challenges and obstacles the School had to overcome to maintain its existence.
We have put together a selection of websites we think you may find useful. Please feel free to suggest others you think may be of interest to parents.
EDUCATIONAL GAMES ON THE INTERNET:
BUYING FRENCH BOOKS:
CHILDREN’S MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS (and for parents):
FRENCH LESSONS FOR ADULTS IN BRISTOL:
FAMILY ORIENTED DIRECTORIES:
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STOP PRESS: Do you know the website Easy Fundraising? Any purchases made via this website benefits the School financially, for which it is very grateful. There are more than than 400 participating shops and brands including Amazon, La Redoute, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, Ebay, etc.
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