Virtual French language escape room

Live immersive French activity with the animateurs at the Château

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Bring a small piece of the Château to your classroom

The Asteroid Alert escape room is an online experience designed for students to work together from various locations, interacting directly with our animateurs in Normandy via a live link. The immersive activity was specially developed by our animateurs in France for groups who missed out on their French trip. Using secure meeting software, the game can easily be incorporated into a remote French lesson.

Using experience gained from our popular in-school French escape roomAsteroid Alert is a fast-paced language activity which requires cooperation and communication. Classmates will need to work together to spot visual clues, solve puzzles and sleuth their way to victory, whilst communicating in real-time with the animateur - all in French of course!  Students will have so much fun they will hardly notice that they are using their French reading, listening and speaking skills.

This unique interactive experience is for teams of up to six students and takes around an hour. Each group will receive a briefing before contacting the animateur in France with just 40 minute to find the clues and prevent the asteroid strike.


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Watch out for Château Manager Darren Benson who makes a special guest appearance in the game!

The Activity

Asteroid Alert is a live online French language activity. The premise of the game is that the students are enjoying a virtual tour of the Bacily Space Monitoring Centre when an alarm sounds - an asteroid is crashing through space and heading straight for the Château de la Baudonnière!

The guide leads the students to help them find a code to activate the laser and destroy the asteroid before it hits! There’s only one problem – all the instructions are in French and so the classmates will have to use their language skills to solve the clues which lead to the code and save the Château from ultimate destruction.

 “I enjoyed the mission to save the world from impending doom and found the puzzles well-thought-through and engaging. The animatrice who led us through the mission was very typical of the château staff we have worked with in the past: enthusiastic and helpful, able to get into her role completely and good at giving clear instructions and gentle nudges in the right direction when required.

The overall experience was really good fun and very much of the quality we have come to expect from years of visiting the château itself.” 

Teacher trial session feedback from Claire Watson, French Teacher, The Mary Erskine School

What's included

  • Interactive French language experience with a trained animateur in France
  • 40-minute games for teams of up to six French learners
  • Participate online from multiple remote locations (seven users including the teacher)
  • Can be used in a socially distanced classroom or accessed from home 
  • Includes online teacher planning and vocabulary pack plus a complementary lesson plan
  • An experienced French-native speaking animateur will lead the session in French via a live link
  • Certificates for succesful students

Château de la Baudonnière is part of the Voyager School Travel family, the leading specialists in language immersion trips for schools and the virtual escape room is a collaboration between Voyager School Travel and the team at Château de la Baudonnière.


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