"I introduced it in class telling pupils they would have to create a song using either a rap, a melody they know or their own tune. Then lesson 1 they wrote it. I collected it and marked it. Lesson 2 they practiced it and by the end of the lesson they groups who were ready. We recorded it in class with Audacity. Lesson 3, we finished the recording then listened to them all."
Pupils voted for the best compositions and winners won their own French Factor trophy (Les Frenchies for short?) made by Esther's husband Dave using Corel Draw 12, a laser cutter, some perspex and balsa wood (See below). Runners up were awarded a novelty rubber each imported from Canada.
"They are very cool in the shape of flip flops, footballs, big flowers, stars etc and you put them on the end of your pen. I traffic rubbers from Canada every time I go. Once I got stopped and the people looking in my bag laughed their head off, when I said they were prizes for my pupils."
The overall winner was the excellent Dans la ferme il y a beaucoup d'animaux (the middle X on the right).
Esther's pupils also took part in the recent LAFTAs competition. Check out Learn a language, I can speak french really! Elephant and Mouse and my personal favourite Ich liebe deinen Hut. Great work guys!