For many pupils over the past thirty years one of the highlights of their school life has been their trip to the little village of Veyrines-de-Domme in the heart of rural France. Since L'École Hampshire was established here in 1982, thousands of children and older students have benefited from a curriculum that, in creative and innovative ways, combines learning with new and exciting experiences. Jane Box-Grainger was the driving force behind the school in its early years. Without her energy and inspiration the old ramshackle Périgordin farmhouse and its outbuildings would never have been transformed into the beautiful purpose-built school of today.
Keywords: School, France, Veyrignes-de-Domme, Perigordin, purpose-built school, teaching, curriculum, school life, French, bilingual, pupils, restoration, foreign languages, Downe House