Five French students from Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro are attending the June 3-5 immersion weekend at Penobscot School in Rockland.

Mallory Robbins, a French III honors student, is participating in the entire weekend, which includes a variety of activities such as cultural presentations, vocabulary building games, songs, and preparing meals. Native French speakers interact throughout the weekend with students, instructors, and other adults interested in conducting themselves in 100 percent French.

For the first time, Penobscot is including a “petit moment lycéen”from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. French III Honors students Kaitlyn Theberge and Stephen Ackley along with French II Honors students Brianna Gross and Isaiah Timberlake, will join the immersion program. They willparticipate in a virtual visit to Reunion, a francophone island near Madagascar, and will learn to make a French Apple Tart. A potluck lunch will include the Medomak students’ Salade Niçoise.

According to Alison Jourdet, French teacher at Medomak, students who have participated in Penobscot School immersion programs in the past have improved their French speaking skills dramatically, and they have had a lot of fun.