15 October 2018

Taking French out of the Middle School Classroom

This term, the boys have been able to use their French language skills in a variety of ways within the local community.

Scotch College welcomed the French naval band 'Bagad Lann Bihoue' who performed playing traditional bagpipes from Breton. As the band played, our boys were able to listen to music from another culture and draw similarities with the heritage of Scotch.

The Teachers of French Association of WA (TOFA) hold an annual sticker competition with the winning entries being made into stickers for use in classrooms across the state. This year's theme was Animals, meaning the boys researched native animals of France and the significance of French emblems. French words and phrases of encouragement were incorporated in the sticker design and we wish our boys 'bonne chance'!

The Alliance Française of Perth organised a poem recital competition requiring the entrants to study and recite a poem in French, focusing on pronunciation and intonation. 'Bravo' to the fifteen Middle School boys who were invited to recite their poems from all entrants across the participating schools in WA. In particular, 'félicitations' to Emanuel Radici who placed second of all Y6 competitors.

Madame Shaye Pett & Madame Emilie Perrot

Middle School French Teachers