Sibford School’s French connection
Sibford School pupils in Years 3 – 7 were given the opportunity to see an early production of a new French play when they welcomed actors Sion and Laura from Onatti Productions to the school.
Set in 1540, ‘Le Château’ tells the story of a young English knight who has been sent to France to find a beautiful French girl to be the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. Having found the girl, all the knight must do is paint her portrait and return to England. The problem is, he only knows a little French and has never painted in his life!
Dolores Papin, Head of Languages at Sibford School which is based in Oxfordshire explained: “As a company, Onatti’s aim is to boost pupils’ language confidence through amusing drama.
“The play was performed in French and English but the pupils were able to follow the plot and recognise many of the French words and phrases used. It was a fantastic performance and they really loved it.”
Onatti Productions are touring ‘Le Château’ nationwide from November through until July 2018.
Sion and Laura are pictured with Sibford pupils.