The 5th annual Wellesley Middle School French Fete, organized by parents, WMS French teachers, and the WMS French Club, brought together hundreds of children, teachers, and parents as the school community celebrated and experienced French culture. Participants tasted delicious cheeses from Wasik’s, tested their knowledge of French artists and monuments, played a round of quilles, and had their picture taken with the Mona Lisa.
In addition to helping out with the festival each year, the 20 or so French Club members meet weekly to explore French culture through cooking and baking French foods, watching French movies, and celebrating French and francophone holidays. WMS French teacher Rebecca Blouwolff adds, “This year for the first time ever French students formed a separate club to publish our own French-language newspaper” under the guidance of French Club advisor Susan Ridker.
We’re all for more journalism in town. Way to go, WMS French students.