Languages trips for Year 7 and Year 8 students

By Nigel Mills

On Thursday 29 October a group of 21 Y7 French language students visited an authentic French restaurant in Auckland to sample the food, practice their newly acquired French language skills and have a taste of French life over a relaxed lunch. Students were able to order their food in French and try to speak with our servers who were all native speakers of French. Some of the food available was escargots, crépes, gallettes, pot au fer, navarin d’agneau and the list goes on. Many of the students tried food they had never eaten before, even snails! The trip was a great success and we are very grateful to La Fourchette restaurant in St Heliers for being wonderful hosts and for Ladene, our superb TA for being the second driver and helping us all have a fantastic day.

The next day, Friday 30 October,  a group of 20 Y8 Spanish students visited a Colombian restaurant in Auckland to sample authentic South American food, use their Spanish language skills to order and converse with our fluent Spanish speaking servers and to experience latino culture. Students were able to try some amazing dishes such as pinchos, arepas, longaniza, lomo ancho and plantains. The food is prepared in traditional Colombian style, over a wood fired barbeque and served with cooked green bananas and salads and Colombian drinks & desserts. The students tried food they had never heard of before and used their Spanish extremely well. Many thanks to El Humero restaurant in Takapuna for their wonderful hospitality and the ever fantastic Whaea Huia for being the second driver and ensuring we had a great day.