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A day in the life of Christope and Céline

Christophe and Céline’s day generally begins around 7 or 7.30 a.m. Their breakfast typically consists of a bowl of hot milk or hot chocolate with bread and jam, or cereal.

School generally starts at 8.30 a.m. Lessons go on until 11.30, with a short morning break (“la récré”).

The lunch break usually lasts 2 hours. Pupils either go home for lunch or eat in the school canteen with their classmates. Lessons begin again at 1.30 p.m. and continue until 4.30 p.m. (with an afternoon “récré”), when pupils either go home to do their homework, or attend a homework class supervised by a teacher who can if necessary give them some help.

In the evening, Christophe and Céline have dinner at home with their family. They generally go to bed at 8-9 p.m. A busy day!

In France, the school week is different from the school week in the UK. In France there’s no school on Wednesday afternoons. This is when Christophe plays football and Céline has flute lessons. The downside of this is that they have Saturday morning school!

The rest of the weekend is a time for leisure activities with friends and family.

The French and British school years are different. Christophe and Céline have more holidays, on average 2 weeks every 6 weeks, with the summer holidays lasting about 2 months! On the other hand, they have longer school days.

Published on 16/10/2007

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