La Journee Francaise 2011 (English)

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 Written by Kaidie Williams and Leah Dodds

On Friday 18th March 2011, the Convent High School participated in the 24th annual French Day, under the theme “Le Français pour tous”. Accompanied by Mister J. Grimner, 16 french students represented the Convent High School.

 

 

It began with a parade from Peebles Park to the Arawak House of culture. It was a parade filled with color and vibrancy as the many schools represented and showcased their French speaking country. The Convent High School portrayed the country of Cameroon. Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. French is one of its major languages.


Pedestrians, vendors and tourists looked at us in awe and amazement as we danced to the pulsating rhythms of French music which came from the speakers. They stared at our placards, some of which stated “je t’aime, vive le francais and salut”.


It was a relatively short journey to the Arawak house of culture. On arrival there, we assembled and sat together with our schools. The ceremony began on a good note as students from the schools present stamped their feet to la Marseillaise.

 

Mr. J Grimner’s hard work in the field of French did not go unnoted as he was awarded for his dedicated service to the French language in Dominica. Also, Miss Kayla Jean Jacques was given the award for excellence in French among the French fourth formers of the Convent High School.


Students of the Convent High School stood firm and proud as their applause for Mister Grimner and Kayla jean Jacques filled the Arawak. Indeed, one should be given roses while he or she is alive.


Performances from Mrs. Ophelia Olivacce Marie and Elisha Benoit created a joy in the atmosphere. Who knew French could have been so entertaining? The interaction between the performers and the crowd made the day dynamic and epic. The most memorable moment was when Mr. Benoit sang his timeless masterpiece, ‘Hossé’y’.


The French students presented “La Cigale et La Fourmi” in the form of a song and skit. The applause at the end of the presentation was a sure indication that we without a doubt performed with zeal.


The ceremony ended at approximately 1:10, but if the French students had a choice, they would have done it all over again.


Click here to view a video of the CHS presentation.

On Friday 18th March 2011, the Convent High School participated in the 24th annual French Day, under the theme “Le Français pour tous”. Accompanied by Mister J. Grimner, 16 french students represented the Convent High School.

It began with a parade from Peebles Park to the Arawak House of culture. It was a parade filled with color and vibrancy as the many schools represented and showcased their French speaking country. The Convent High School portrayed the country of Cameroon. Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. French is one of its major languages.

Pedestrians, vendors and tourists looked at us in awe and amazement as we danced to the pulsating rhythms of French music which came from the speakers. They stared at our placards, some of which stated “je t’aime, vive le francais and salut”.

It was a relatively short journey to the Arawak house of culture. On arrival there, we assembled and sat together with our schools. The ceremony began on a good note as students from the schools present stamped their feet to la Marseillaise.

Mr. J Grimner’s hard work in the field of French did not go unnoted as he was awarded for his dedicated service to the French language in Dominica. Also, Miss Kayla Jean Jacques was given the award for excellence in French among the French fourth formers of the Convent High School.

Students of the Convent High School stood firm and proud as their applause for Mister Grimner and Kayla jean Jacques filled the Arawak. Indeed, one should be given roses while he or she is alive.

Performances from Mrs. Ophelia Olivacce Marie and Elisha Benoit created a joy in the atmosphere. Who knew French could have been so entertaining? The interaction between the performers and the crowd made the day dynamic and epic. The most memorable moment was when Mr. Benoit sang his timeless masterpiece, ‘Hossé’y’.

The French students presented “La Cigale et La Fourmi” in the form of a song and skit. The applause at the end of the presentation was a sure indication that we without a doubt performed with zeal.

The ceremony ended at approximately 1:10, but if the French students had a choice, they would have done it all over again.



 

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