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Earlier this month, W5 hosted the final celebration events of the 2023 A Bridge to France programme.

Joining forces with the British Council, W5 hosted and delivered A Bridge to France, an innovative primary school programme which aims to inspire engagement in languages and STEM over a 12-week period.

A Bridge to France programme 2023

Programme Overview

The STEM-led competition encourages schools to use their skills and knowledge gained over the course of the programme to build the most outstanding 'Bridge to France.' The programme brings together French celebrations, customs, culture and language, with the discovery of the amazing engineering involved in designing some of the most famous structures in France, including the Eiffel Tower and the Millau Viaduct.

The 'A Bridge to France' programme aims to create, and maintain global links within education, promote the importance of learning a foreign language and alternative culture, and to promote STEM skills by taking part in activities to create an engineering solution to real-time problems.

A Bridge to France 2023

Final Celebrations Event

The programme concluded with two celebrational events in W5 on 8 and 9 March 2023, where all schools showcased their very own Bridge to France models before being judged by a panel that consisted of British Council staff and Civil Engineers. Congratulations to Kilmoyle Primary School who took home the first place title.

Thank you for all our participating schools:

St. John The Baptist Primary School, Kilmoyle Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Elmgrove Primary School, West Winds Primary School, Millington Primary School, Carrowdore Primary, Bleary Primary, St. Peter's Primary School, Plumbridge, Lisnasharragh Primary School and Euston Street Primary School.