School’s gymnasium transformed into French café
By Laura Lennie
Stoney Creek News (May 10, 2018)
St. Luke Catholic Elementary School hosted A day in Paris event on May 8.
The school’s gymnasium was turned into a French café as part of the pink and black-themed extravaganza, where students got a chance to hang out in a bistro-like setting with an Eiffel Tower backdrop and have their photo taken, listen to French music played by student pianists, partake in chocolate covered croissants and watch a Power Point presentation about French culture.
They also had the opportunity to enter raffles for the chance to win a number of French and Mother’s Day-themed baskets, as well as try their hands at a Hershey's Kisses jar guessing game.
French teachers Francesca Prosia and Marlene Hruska organized the event to promote and support the French language and learning opportunities.
Prosia said Grade 8 students helped put on the event, which is a fun way to educate students about French culture.
“It provides a sense of community too because parents are here as well,” she said. “It’s like going to Europe or the next best thing to it. It’s about bringing that experience here for everyone to enjoy.”