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Saturday, July 16, 2016

La Fête Nationale

Witty International School, Pawan Baug recently celebrated the French National Day on the 14th July, 2016 with great pomp and splendor. Bastille Day is a day of celebrations of the French culture. It represents freedom, equality, and fraternity commemorating the 1789 storming of the Bastille.      
The celebrations started with the launching of Frenchinéma- Witty International School’s French film festival. Students were shown two French films: Deux Frères and Les adventures de l’abeille. During the week leading to the French National day, enrichment hour activities were planned for the students. They were encouraged to make hats, masks, candle holders, photo booth props and streamers using the French flag colours. Students enthusiastically made models of famous French monuments such as the Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame and the Louvre. The items that were beautifully crafted were exhibited on the French National Day to give a glimpse of the culture of France. With the help of these week-long activities students learnt a lot about the French heritage and avenues. These activities were culminated by the celebration of La Fête Nationale on 14th July, 2016. The event was graced by the esteemed Guests of Honour, Mr. Frederic Langlois – a well-known French entrepreneur in the hospitality industry and Mr. Christophe Legris – Director of Education and Linguistics, French Consulate.

Wittians  put up a marvellous show to showcase their skills in speaking the language. The welcome speech was followed by a welcome dance – La Bastringue, which showcased the beautiful French Folk culture. A soulful rendition of amalgamated French songs followed delivering the message of world peace. The students also put up a French skit where they highlighted the importance of Bastille Day. Then there was La Danse Pour S’amuser where one witnessed the little French belles thumping and swaying joyously on an old village song. The celebrations came to an end with a spectacular Grand Finale.

Mr. Cristophe LEGRIS quoted that “Language breaks barriers between two countries and knowing a foreign language helps one to understand the culture of that country. India and France share a varied diverse culture and the French have always been fascinated by the Indian heritage and culture. Communication is a garment of thought and today the need of the hour is to communicate in at least two foreign languages as the world is becoming a global village and connectivity is important.” He was truly honoured to be a part of such an enigmatic programme.

Principal Mr. Bijo Kurian quoted, “As a school, we always aim to promote international mindedness amongst the students thereby making them global citizens and preparing them for a better future.”

Mr. Frederic Langlois stated, “It was truly a pleasure celebrating the French National Day with the lovely students of WIS. I felt very much at home in Witty International School and  I am particularly pleased to have the opportunity to understand, through the civilization of India, its culture, the spiritual elevation of its people and the ability of Indians to open to the world.”

Finally, the entire spirit and zeal of the students culminated with singing of the French National Anthem followed by the Indian National Anthem symbolizing the ultimate merger of Indo-French unity. And with this it was a curtain’s call for the mesmerizing French National Day.



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