Students to spend March Break in France

While many choose to go south for March Break to soak up the sun and perhaps read a trashy novel while relaxing on the beach, seven Fort High students and their teacher have decided to spend their annual break soaking up the culture and history of France.
The group left today via Winnipeg, and will spend 10 days touring three cities across that country.
The trip—organized by French Immersion teacher David Shuh and his wife, Julie—is a first for the high school, and only was offered to Grade 11 and 12 French Immersion students.
“We wanted to find a way for the French Immersion students to use their French,” Shuh explained.
The group will begin in Paris, where Shuh said they will travel on the “Bateau Mouches” on the Seine River. They also will visit the palace of Versailles—a short trip outside the city.
Their next stop will be Avignon, located in Provence, one of the most famous and beautiful regions of France. Then lastly, the students will taste the glamour of the French Riviera when they visit Nice.
Shuh said the students studied French history last semester, including the French Revolution, to prepare for their adventure.
While each student pays his or her own way, the group did do some fundraising.
“We’ve done some Bingos with the Canadian Parents for French, and they graciously gave us some money,” Shuh noted.
The group will return home March 20.