I was absent during the first meeting because I had an appointment, so this was my first time at the Erasmus+ club. Continue reading
Erasmus + is a european program for youth education. It’s aimed at making students traveling in the EU more comfortable.
Friday, March 17th there was a meeting in the high school with the intention of presenting the project and going more into detail. So since we were in France, the other countries (Italy, Spain, Romania and Greece) had representatives of their establishments. The majority of them were teachers and one of them works in the Archives of the EU. They came to visit Biarritz and the surrounding areas to choose the places they want to show to the students who will come to France. They looked happy and motivated by the project and really made us want to go to their countries to learn more about their culture. We took some pictures and the room was well-decorated with images of the four countries. After the presentation and the short speeches, we were offered an appetizer in order to talk to each other. It was nice and this meeting helped us to know more about this project and we are glad to be a part of it.
Emilie Restoueix and Lou-Kiyane Bacha.
As a part of the “Back to school” european program, here is Laure Ledoux, a former student of Lycée Malraux and now in charge of policies related to the protection of biodiversity at the European Commission in Brussels.
On Thursday 26th January we went to FIPA (Festival International des Progammes Audiovisuels). We watched a documentary entitled « A family tribute » which was directed by John Bridcut. This documentary was made in honor of Queen Elizabeth II for her 90th birthday. It was published and commissioned by the BBC.
This documentary is about the queen’s life, and permits us to see the royal family as a normal family. We finally see their private lives from an intimate point of view. On top of that the narrator was a member of the royal family: Prince Charles. And to be closer to the feelings of this famous family, we can hear several of their comments for instance Prince William commented on a video of his mother.
At the end of the showing we had the chance to meet and interview the director. He explained to us that he was allowed to use the royal archives. However, to respect the family’s privacy he made a certain selection and only published the ones that he thought were interesting. Then he told us that he spent several years making it. He had to collect the clips, interview different members of the royal family, and edit. The director told us that this movie did not have a message; everybody can interpret it as they want.
To conclude we can say that the movie was interesting for people who like seeing celebrities’ private lives, but for other people it was pretty boring. But it was such a great opportunity to practice English and know more about English culture.
Tuesday, October 11th we attended the awards of our « Cambridge English Certificate ». Indeed, last year we passed an exam where we had to do a writing comprehension, a speaking comprehension, and listening comprehension. This event took place at high school.
That day, we received from Mr Villard (the headmaster of Malraux) our certificate. Mrs Tillette (the headmaster co-worker) was there as well. The whole class was present as well as our DNL teacher, Mr Bernard, two other English teachers and our new American assistant from the Arkansas, Sam. One by one, we were able to know what level we had either A2 or B1. Receiving the « Cambridge English Language Assessment » is a great motivation to aim for higher levels in the future. It’s a very good preparation for the Baccalauréat and for English tests, for instance regarding the competitions of great schools.