On Friday 4th July we were delighted to welcome The Flying Theatre Company to Outwood Academy Ripon to perform 'Bon Voyage' to year 7 students and 60 year 5 students from Holy Trinity Junior School.
The performance was delivered by 2 superb actors who mixed music, magic, comedy and lots of visual props to enthuse the audience with French language from the Key Stage 2 and 3 curriculum including key vocabulary from holidays, travel, directions, the weather, family, food,numbers, hobbies and interests.
The story starts with Pierre who flies into the sunny south of France for a surfing holiday with his cousin, Lola. All Pierre wants to do is surf but getting there seems to be a struggle for our simple soul! Lola tries to keep Pierre on track as they try out local transport and follow directions to the beach. Finally they arrive at Surfers Cove – but whats happened to the weather, how can Pierre surf on an empty stomach and what happens if he is photographed riding a wave with his hair out of place?!
Sun, sea and surf are all Pierre dreams about. Will he ever make it to the water to catch the ultimate wave?
Brandon Hitchborn, Year 7, said “It was brilliant and I loved all the magic and music but it made me realise that I actually know lots of French and more than I thought I did!”
We can highly recommend The Flying Theatre Company to all schools for students from year 5 to year 8.