On Monday 18 March, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and Ambassador Hélène Duchêne launched Francophonie on the Road


This initiative, created to support the National Consortium for Languages Education, a Department for Education programme aimed at promoting foreign modern language learning in England, will offer students from 20 state schools the opportunity to take part in a series of activities promoting the French language.

500 Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students are expected to take part in 40 workshops organised by the Institut français to promote French Language and Francophone cultures through virtual reality experiences, sport-related sessions and short film screenings.

In March 2024, the roadshow will stop in 5 locations: Newcastle, Lincoln, Birmingham, Solihull and Cheltenham.

With the support of National Consortium for Languages Education