Francophonie 2024

Every year, the French students at Campion School prepare an entertaining show in honor of Francophonie (the French speaking community). On 19th January, we were delighted to welcome all French students in years 7-10 to present different sketches, songs, and a dance to parents and teachers.

The event started with the Bolero by Ravel. Then, the Year 7s played a joyful scene of children in a skate park; this was followed by the song L’oiseau et l’enfant by Kids United which was very beautifully sung. After that, the Year 9s improvised as tourists on vacation in the south of France. They travelled to Cannes, Monaco, Saint-Tropez and other picturesque places. Then, the Year 10s presented Les années folles in Paris – during The Roaring Twenties (1920-30). We saw the ladies drinking in a cafe and shopping in a Coco Chanel boutique while the gentlemen played famous artists such as the painters Dali, Picasso and Kandinsky. A rendition of the catchy song La Seine, by Vanessa Paradis came next. The Year 8s then followed, pretending to interview famous French: Napoleon, Madame Curie, Zidane, Ravel and Asterix and Obelix. The show closed with a magnificent dance by the Year 10 girls to the song Tourner dans le vide by Indila, choreographed by Maria Louisa Veremis and Anna Sophie Abe.

A huge thank you to our teachers Ms Christopoulou and Ms Angeli for their dedication, and to all the students for their commitment in creating such a memorable show. We as a school feel incredibly proud to honour the French language by hosting such shows and providing students with opportunities to show case their talents and skills. Francophonie will be back next year. Until then, à bientôt!

Claire Wang

Year 10