* Applications are now closed * - Build your pupils language and STEM skills through A Bridge to France!

Join us and W5 for an innovative primary school programme – A Bridge to France - which aims to inspire engagement in languages and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) over a 12-week period.

The programme will bring together French celebrations, customs, culture, and language, with the discovery of the amazing engineering involved in designing some of the famous structures throughout France, such as the Eiffel Tower or the Millau Viaduct – the tallest bridge in the world! 

Using the skills and knowledge gained, the programme will culminate with two celebrational events in W5 in March 2023, where all schools will showcase their very own Bridge to France models which will be judged by a panel consisting of British Council staff and Civil Engineers. 

The programme is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils and will be delivered through a hybrid version of face-to-face and digital engagement.

A Bridge to France will run from 8 November 2022 until March 2023. 

* An online overview of the programme will take place for teachers on Tuesday, 25 October 2022* 

Applications for A Bridge to France have now closed.

Who is the event for?

The event is aimed at Key Stage 2 primary schools pupils – with a maximum of 14 schools able to take part.

Aim of the programme

The aims of this programme are to encourage schools to: 

  • Create international links, 
  • Promote the importance of a foreign language, 
  • Teach young people about an alternative culture, 
  • Promote skills in STEM by taking part in activities to create an engineering solution to a real-world problem. 

Further information

As part of the programme, two of our British Council French Language assistants will be on hand to help pupils learn about French language and culture. This will be both online and pre-recorded sessions. 

The programme will include a trip to W5 for a closing event in March 2023.



For more information on the programme, please contact: Elaine Nesbitt, IEP Manager -  iepni@britishcouncil.org