THERE was more than a taste of Ooh La La at All Cannings Primary School near Devizes last week as the school enjoyed a French week in the run-up to the school holidays.

Headteacher Julia Roberts ran the French tricolour up the flagpole as pupils were issued with euros and passports. Playtime activities included boules, French skipping and French cricket.

Pupils got on their bikes to take part in a mini Tour de France around the school playing field and learned the importance of the storming of the Bastille in the history of the French people.

But it was in the culinary area that the Gallic influence was most felt. A French caf gave pupils a taste of baguettes, brie and Boursin. Safeway donated cheeses, meats, pates and all kinds of French bread, while Hayden's Bakery provided buns, and Waitrose gave croissants for breakfast.

The week culminated in a picnic on Friday where the school's football players staged a match between France and the Rest of the World. There was a mini Le Mans on bikes and the cancan was performed.

Deputy head Sue Webb said: "It was really successful and the children were buzzing with it. We are very grateful to our teaching assistants and one parent for helping organise it, and to all the businesses who contributed.

"We enjoyed it so much we are already planning next year's, which is likely to be on a Wild West theme."