On October 19, students from North Yarmouth Academy came to L'Ecole Française du Maine to help us clear brush in the woods and on the playground. It was a wonderful effort, and the children pitched in to help the "big kids" from NYA during recess. They loaded the branches and sticks onto a tarp and into a truck, to be taken away. We are grateful to the hard-working high school students and the NYA French teacher, Irene Marchenay, who also helped with the project. It was cold and damp outside, so Emilia served a cup of hot chocolate and biscuits to warm them with a well-deserved treat!