Activities for observing 2016 Francophonie Month include a cooking competition by 21 students from several schools
Activities to observe ‘2016 Francophonie Month’ include a cooking competition among 21 students from several schools, among other things. Every year, the International Organization of La Francophonie’s 77 member states observe March as Francophonie Month, to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. Francophonie Day will be celebrated on Sunday 20th March 2016.
Over twenty-one (21) students from various schools are expected to participate in the cooking competition which is scheduled to be held at the Goodwill Primary School, on Friday 18th March 2016. Modern Languages Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Charlene White-Christian made the announcement during the launching ceremony of Francophonie Month on Tuesday 8 March 2016.
French Week will be celebrated from 14th to 20th March, during which time, all schools will host their assemblies in French, and will host exhibitions showcasing students’ work. A Primary Schools French Festival will also be held on Wednesday 16th March at the Goodwill Primary School. Over four hundred (400) students are expected to participate in this festival.
“A French Spelling B competition will culminate the day’s activities where over fifteen schools will participate. I am very happy to say that L’ Express des Iles will be offering travel tickets for the quiz winners,” Mrs White-Christian informed. As part of French Week, the National Commission of the Francophonie will continue its ‘Adopt a School’ project which will include the creation of a French room at the Goodwill Primary School.
“The school will receive, on March 26, a newly refurbished French Room equipped with the necessary teaching material for the teaching and learning of French at that school,” Mrs White-Christian stated.
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