Year 10 French Walking Tour of the CBD

Rosenkranz Centre for Excellence and Achievement

On Tuesday 2 April our Year 10 French students were fortunate to spend a beautiful autumn morning in the CBD on a French walking tour of Melbourne – A l’Écoute de Melbourne.

They were joined by students from Scotch College and Camberwell Girls’ Grammar as part of the Boroondara Gifted Network. Each Bialik student was paired up with a student from another school, and together they toured around the city visiting famous historical landmarks, guided by a French podcast, which explained the history behind the landmark. These stories were informative, and also at times surprising and even comical.

The students were required to complete a questionnaire based on what they heard in the podcast as they made their way around the streets and arcades of Melbourne. One of the most popular stops was the visit to Degraves Lane, where the students stopped for a delicious French morning tea at the Belgian Waffle Stand.

At the conclusion of the tour, our students continued the French gastronomic theme and enjoyed delicious French galettes (savoury crêpes) for lunch, at the Roule Galette café off Flinders Lane.

All conversation was in French, enhanced by the participation in the excursion of Bialik’s French Assistante Andréa, ensuring the students had a fully immersive experience throughout the morning.

Our students commented afterwards how much they had enjoyed the outing. They learnt a lot about their city through a highly informative French podcast, were pleased to have met students from other schools and were particularly grateful to have had the opportunity to eat delicious French fare.


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