Let’s play pétanque with Year 4

29 Jun. 2021

Let’s play pétanque with Year 4
Let’s play pétanque with Year 4
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During their last French lesson after receiving feedback for their end of year exams, year 4 students had the opportunity to play the French traditional game of petanque. 

The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France.
In pétanque, the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than the opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by throwing or rolling boules closer to the small target ball, officially called a jack but known colloquially as a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.

Students had a lot of fun it was an opportunity for them to discover amazing French traditions

Well done to them and bonnes vacances!

Vanessa Crambert
French teacher

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