Paulet improves pupils' French skills

28th September 2018

Pupils from Cwmtawe Community School were treated to a visit from Swansea City Under-23s midfielder Simon Paulet.

Celebrating European Day of Languages, the students had prepared questions in French to ask the Swans youngster.

Belgium-born Paulet answered questions in French to help improve pupils’ pronunciation of words.

He was asked questions about his dream five-a-side team, his football idols and what he likes to do in his spare time.

Club ambassadors Lee Trundle and Leon Britton also attended the event, with Trundle saying: “It’s great to see students taking an interest in other languages, and hopefully after talking with Simon they will continue to want to develop their French skills.”

Paulet added: “I think it’s important because French is spoken in many different countries. It was great to attend the school and improve the pupils’ confidence and knowledge of the language.”

Head of French, Miss Angharad Evans, said: "Simon Paulet was an absolute credit to Swansea City and was not phased at all by a room full of 13 to 15-year-olds who asked him a number of questions in French.

“He took it all in his stride and gave his time freely, engaging will all pupils. It was so refreshing for the pupils to have the opportunity to use their French. They certainly were very inspired after the visit"