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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 Eifel Tower or the Millau Viaduct – the tallest bridge in the world! 

It will culminate with a celebrational event in W5 where schools will use their skills and knowledge gained over the course of the programme to compete to build the most outstanding 'Bridge to France'. 

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 5 November 2021 until 22 February 2022.

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 run a mixture of pre-recorded and live sessions for your pupils.

The programme will include a trip to W5 for a closing event on 5 February (Covid-19 restrictions permitting), with all expenses covered.


For more information on the programme, please contact: Elaine Nesbitt, IEP Manager -