TRICOLOURS were everywhere at an Amersham school as pupils held a French-themed day.

Heatherton House School was awash with red, white and blue as they celebrated all things Gallic last Monday.

Pupils and staff arrived in tricolour fancy dress in time for a breakfast of croissants before taking part in flag making and French word games throughout the morning.

Years 3 to 6 then enjoyed lessons based around the famous French Impressionist painting Bathers at Asnières by George Seurat, with one year group recreating the painting on a giant scale and another interpreting the picture through movement and dance.

The whole school then tapped into their creative sides and spent the afternoon designing chic, French-themed hats before displaying them later in their very own Parisien fashion catwalk.

Throughout the day youngsters were encouraged to speak the language as much as they could.

French Co-ordinator Delia Panter said: "The girls at Heatherton learn French from Year 2, but on this day the whole school, from Early Years upwards, was involved in learning about the French language and culture. Thanks to everyone’s careful preparation and enthusiasm, the day was a huge success and very enjoyable."