Evie secures student place in Bordeaux

KING S School Ely pupil Evie Deavall has gained a place on the British Council Student Fellowship programme which gives UK students the opportunity to carry out an individual research project at a school abroad. Places are limited, and Evie s proposal was

KING'S School Ely pupil Evie Deavall has gained a place on the British Council Student Fellowship programme which gives UK students the opportunity to carry out an individual research project at a school abroad.

Places are limited, and Evie's proposal was chosen from a strong field of candidates.

She has chosen to explore the idea of secularism in the French education system and compare it to England where worship and religion are an integral part of school life.

She will travel to the Bordeaux region of France in February half-term and will spend a fortnight working on the project. She will be assigned a mentor teacher in the French school and will stay with a host family.


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She is required to hand in a written report of her findings, a copy of which will be sent to the French education ministry.

Seventeen-year-old Evie is in Year 12, studying French, psychology, religious studies and Moral Philosophy and Economics.

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Head of Modern Languages, Ruth Crabtree, said: "This is an exciting opportunity for Evie. The fellowship programme is an excellent initiative which allows students to enhance their language skills, gain valuable cultural insights and to develop their independent study skills in preparation for university.

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