This week in French, students in the 2/3 and 6/7 classes were introduced to “La Marelle”, the French equivalent to Hopscotch. Now, Hopscotch is played all over the world and of course exists in many different forms. In France alone, there are dozens of variants of the game of marelle.

The one we played today is known as “le carrĂ©” (the square, even though it is in fact a rectangle) and is actually quite tricky to play. Players need to kick a “palet” or little stone along the squares with their hopping foot while never allowing the stone or their foot to land on a line. The first player to reach the end without making a mistake wins the round.

The students enjoyed discovering the game and decided it was indeed a very difficult – but fun – game.