Bastille Day

12th June 2009 at 01:00

On the day after the European election results were announced, a rousing "Marseillaise" was heard in Falkirk. In an advance celebration of Bastille Day, over 400 children at Comely Park Primary enjoyed a French sing-a-long and cafe at the school, with the help of language-teaching company La Jolie Ronde. Every child from nursery to upper primary joined in a variety of songs, culminating in P7's rendition of the French national anthem. At the cafe, pupils served "un petit dejeuner" to parents and friends throughout the morning (in keeping, say the organisers, with "Marie-Antoinette's alleged statement, `Let them eat cake', but without the guillotine"). We're happy to report that, despite enormous enjoyment, the children all managed to keep their heads.

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