Tollcross Primary School

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News from Zoe and Zac

So lovely to hear from Zoe and Zac, we are looking forward to catching up with them when they visit Edinburgh on Monday 25th February. Zoe and Zac have sent this message to all their friends at Tollcross Primary …

Hello everyone,

This is our new school. It is called Ecole Montchapet élémentaire. Élémentaire is the French term for primary school. We are very happy here now but at the beginning it was quite hard because it was a new language and we didn’t know all of it. Also we had to make new friends. In the playground we play touche-touche (tig), billes (marbles), and chat perché.

At lunchtime your parents decide if you go home or stay at school to eat. At the school we all sit down at the tables and there is only one set meal and someone reads the menu. We always have a starter, main meal, cheese and dessert.

We finish at 16.05 and start at 8.50 but we have a 2 hour lunch break. We each have two teachers that work together at different times if the week. The first does Monday and Tuesday and the second Thursday and Friday. Here Fridays aren’t half a day, it’s the Wednesday instead. The teachers take turns with the Wednesday.

Zoe is in the choir but it is very small. We miss Tollcross and think of you lots!