Medina French students immerse themselves in Quebec culture

Posted 2 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – These students are on a toboggan ride, including from left: Hayley Cogovan, Krista Nellist, Coby Albone, Jakob Cotter and Powell Stephens. Waiting to sled are Hallie Seaman and Kati Young.

Press Release, Medina Central School
MEDINA – Students from the Medina High School French Language Program recently spent several days in Quebec City with teacher Julie Webber and some school administrators.

Not only did they get to experience the language and the culture of the predominantly French-speaking province, they got to partake in a lot of activities.

“The students toured the city of Old Quebec, a walled-in city dating back to the 1600s,” says Mrs. Webber. “They also enjoyed tobogganing on historic Dufferin Terrace, a 3- mile dog sledding adventure, observing views of the frozen Montmorency waterfalls, a visit to the winter sports park and enjoyed a traditional meal and dancing at the Sugar Shack.”

Medina students visited Quebec City recently.

Quebec City is the cradle of French-Canadian culture. For the French students it was the perfect place to combine their language skills with cultural activities.

“It was an awesome opportunity for students to use their language skills firsthand,” Mrs. Weber said. “All that they have been studying truly comes to life.”