April 7, 2015
Every year on the 20th of March, the anniversary of the creation of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF, or International Organisation of La Francophonie), the Journée Internationale de la Francophonie (International Francophonie Day), is celebrated throughout the world, in the 77 states and governments of the OIF, and also many non-French speaking countries.
This year, our IBSB students decided to continue the tradition and organised a series of activities, including a Bake Sale and a Non-Uniform Day to support one of our local charities in their mission to help kids with cancer in Romania (http://www.sperantapentrutine.ro).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Catrinel, Maria, and Maria Luiza (Year 11) for this successful initiative, for their inspiration to us all, and for the effort required to organise such an event. French cuisine, cultural quizzes on important French and francophone figures, and music contributed to creating a multicultural environment.
Inspired by the passion for the French language and Francophone values, the Year 9 students also got involved and worked on a Francophone Global Citizens Project where they used their knowledge of the current topic studied in class (Ways to protect the environment) and passed on this message in our community.
Students also got involved and promoted the French language and the solidarity of the Francophone culture by offering spring plants (in pots) in school at the end of the lessons. This activity was a wonderful opportunity for students to express their opinions (in French) on issues of great importance.