School Activities

Do you want your pupils to discover France?
The Institut français welcomes you in the heart of South Kensington, cette petite France, to make you and your pupils discover the best of French culture and language. Come and watch a French film in our recently refurbished cinema, and snoop around the resources of the biggest and most beautiful French library overseas.
Don’t wait any longer to offer your pupils a real linguistic and cultural experience.

We offer 3 options to suit your needs, interests and timetable:

School Screenings

Bring your class to watch a celebrated French film from our general programme at Ciné Lumière – £5 per student, free for teachers.

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Set French Days

Immerse your pupils in French culture for a full day with linguistic or cultural activity in the morning and a school screening in the afternoon. There are several dates and themes to choose from – £6 per student, free for teachers

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Upcoming Set French Days

Thu 24 Sept Multiculturalism & Social Integration | film: Girlhood | ages 15-18
Tue 29 Sept Wildlife in France | film: Belle & Sebastian | ages 8-13
Tue 6 Oct French Cinema | film: Persepolis | ages 12-18
Tue 1 Dec WWI in France | film: Merry Christmas | ages 12-18
Thu 3 Dec Magical Tales for Children | film: Kirikou & the Sorceress | ages 5-10
Fri 4 Dec Waiting for Christmas | film: Santa’s Apprentice | ages 7-11

French Days à la Carte

Not available on Mondays
For those who want it all and the flexibility to choose their date and film, the French Day à la Carte includes an interactive library visit and a school screening – £10 per student, free for teachers, minimum 30 pupils

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Special Event: Creative Quarters

13 Nov
Throughout South Kensington

Join the Institut français and other cultural venues and museums in South Kensington for Creative Quarter, a day of free events offering young people the chance to explore life and work in the creative industries and creative careers.
For the occasion the Institut français will offer three FREE events:

10:30am – 11:20am: Discover the cinema Industry (age 16-18)
Visit to the Institut français followed by a discussion with the Programmer of the Ciné lumière and the School Activities Manager about the cinema industry.

11:30am – 12:00: The South Ken Kids Festival: working with French and British children’s publishing (age 13+)
Visit the Institut français followed by a discussion with the team of the Book Office of the Institut français about the South Ken Kids Festival and the world of publishers.

14:00 – 15:00 – Workshop on Culturethèque (age 13-14)
Visit the Institut français followed by a workshop session on Culturethèque, an online library focusing on French culture.

Bookings: schools@institutfranç
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Information & booking:
020 7871 3511 (ask for our School Activities Manager)