Festival sur le français à Paarl – French festival in Paarl

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A French festival was held at La Rochelle Girls’ High School in Paarl on August 22 2015. M. Frans Botha, Head of the languages department and French teacher, initiated the project with the support of the Principal, Mrs Amanda Lochner.

The festival took place from 8.30am to 1.30pm and gathered over 100 pupils (Grade 10 to Grade 12) from 11 secondary schools in the Western Cape Province. The pupils participated in workshops presented by 12 teachers and trainers from universities and schools. The Alliance Française of Stellenbosch was also present.

The schools represented were: La Rochelle Girls’ High School, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Hoer Meisieskool Bloemhof, Paul Roos Gimnasium, Herschel School for Girls, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, French Studio, Paarl Girls’ High School, Paarl Gimnasium and Paarl Boys’ High School.

The festival program was rich, varied and innovative: theatrical performances, film analysis, discovery of the new French music scene, but also preparation for the final written test of the matric pupils, grammar revision and a cultural quiz.

The Embassy of France supported the event, and Cooperation Attaché for French, Mr Damien Guyard, responded positively to the invitation of Ms. Lochner and opened the festival with her.


Un festival sur le français a eu lieu le samedi 22 août à l’école La Rochelle Girls’ High School de Paarl. M. Frans Botha, chef du département de langues et professeur de français dans cette école, était à l’initiative du projet, fortement soutenu par le Principal, Mme Amanda Lochner.

Le festival s’est déroulé de 8h30 à 13h30, et a rassemblé plus de 100 élèves (du niveau 10 au niveau 12) de 11 écoles de la région du Western Cape. Ces élèves particulièrement motivés ont participé à des ateliers animés par 12 professeurs et formateurs des universités et des écoles de la région. L’Alliance française de Stellenbosch était également présente.

Les écoles représentées étaient les suivantes : La Rochelle Girls’ High School, Rhenish Girls’ Higfh School, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Paul Roos Gimnasium, Herschel School for Girls, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, Studio français, Paarl Girls’ High School, Paarl Gimnasium et Paarl Boys’ High School.

Le programme du festival était riche, varié et innovant : activités théâtrales, analyse de film, découverte de la nouvelle scène musicale française, mais aussi préparation à l’épreuve écrite du Matrics, travail sur les temps grammaticaux, quiz culturel. Alternant les activités ludiques et des thématiques plus didactiques, le festival a donné satisfaction à tous les participants, qui ont appris en s’amusant.

L’ambassade de France a apporté son soutien à l’événement, et l’attaché de coopération pour le français, M. Damien Guyard, a répondu positivement à l’invitation de Mme la Principale et a ouvert le festival avec elle.

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