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Lycee Andre Maurois Sixth Form Visit to The Mount School


Yesterday The Mount School welcomed 50 Upper Sixth Form pupils from The Lycée André Maurois, a secondary school in seaside town Deauville, located on the Côte Fleurie of France’s Normandy region.  

Our international guests were welcomed to join the Mount School College cohort in a variety of different subject lessons as they attended classes in English, Mathematics and Psychology amongst others as part of their packed schedule. They were given a tour of the school by pupils in College 1 and Year 10 and then had a chance to ask questions in English about the school. They asked about uniform, how the rules are different for girls in College and queried why break is called Choc lunch, in which they were able to partake in. 

Following their lessons, the Sixth Form pupils and teachers gathered in the Dining Hall for choc lunch and to chat with our girls in more detail about life at The Mount and how it compares to schooling in France. One pupil commented on how quiet and calm the school felt, adding how the lack of a bell is a nice touch. Others were keen to find out what the girls do outside of lessons and where is good to visit in the City Centre for shopping and dining.

Upon leaving the school after a fantastic and informative morning, the Lycée André Maurois pupils generously handed a departing gift to Ms Gibbs, Head of Languages, and posed for photographs with the rest of the group. They then headed into town to experience more of what our beautiful city has to offer, including a trip to the Jorvik Center.

This was their first visit since COVID, having visited us 2-3 times prior. This unique opportunity allows Lycée André Maurois students the chance to experience a real-life school day, as part of their school trip to York. It also enables our GCSE girls to practise some of the language needed for their upcoming GCSE oral, and College were able to discover some additional cultural information on topics they have studied.