A Whole Host of French Events!

Last weekend was a busy one for our French department! Have a read below to find out what they were up to.

It was the 37th Music Day in France! This is a major cultural event in France and has been happening every 21st June since 1982. 98% of French people have already attended this event in that time which includes more than 20,000 concerts given by about 5 million musicians or singers for 10 million people in the audience! Wow!

The French Department at BISA thought it was would be wonderful for our students to discover it. Last Friday, we invited Alliance Française to have Music day with Year 4 and 5. In anticipation of this event, Year 4 produced amazing posters. On the day, the students watched a short video of Music Days highlights. They played games in teams to learn name of instruments in French, then they had a quiz with questions on songs by French speaking singers (Stromae, Kids United, Maitre Gims). First Language students completed different activities and could earn more points for their team.

Once again, further than learning French, the students were challenged to work collaboratively and to find strategies in their group using individual skills.

Meanwhile, on Saturday...

The French department held its first poetry event on Saturday, 22nd June, at Infant School.

Year 1 and 2 French speakers presented tasty poems on the theme of sweets and delicacies and performed with pride and eloquence. The event ended with well deserved cookies for the performers and a stronger sense of community amongst the French speaking parents.