Viva la France! Gearies Primary School pupils celebrate Bastille Day

PUBLISHED: 13:57 18 July 2017

Gearies Primary School pupils with teacher Laura Ciobanu

Gearies Primary School pupils with teacher Laura Ciobanu


Pupils at a Gants Hill school were introduced to some of the customs and tastes of their Continental cousins last week.

In a bid to celebrate all things French, schoolchildren at Gearies Primary School, in Waremead Road, dressed up in red, white and blue as they celebrated national holiday Bastille Day.

Pupils also enjoyed the opportunity to take part in “Tour de Gearies”, where the rider of the slowest bike could win a prize.

French teacher Laura Ciobanu said everyone enjoyed the day’s events, which commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution, on July 14.

She said: “We put all our effort in to celebrate Bastille Day.

The school was decorated with posters, fact files, banners, balloons and French flags, to emphasise the celebration.

“Moreover, pupils enjoyed a special assembly to honour France’s Independence Day, where they told the story of Bastille through songs, paintings, displays and 3D models.”

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