International Comics Festival:
Who doesn't know Asterix the Gaul and his menhir-breeding friend Obelix? Gaston Lagaffe's espadrilles or the name of Lucky Lucke's horse? Comic strips are an integral part of our Francophone cultural heritage.
In our 17 schools, discovering the treasures of the French language, even in this form, is an integral part of our educational project.
Pupils at the Espérance banlieues school not far from Angoulême couldn't miss a visit to the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême! The opportunity to take part in two workshops to boost their creativity and spark a few budding cartoonist vocations.
- In the first workshop, they created comic strip boxes by adding details thanks to the presence of live models.
- In the second workshop, they explored optical illusion with the creation of thaumatropes, small toys that explore the phenomenon of retinal persistence.
Festival de Cinéma:
140 schoolchildren were welcomed to the cinema to attend the screening of the film "De toutes mes forces", which recounts the challenge taken up by a father challenged by his quadriplegic son to compete in the Nice IronMan. This was followed by a meeting with the film's director, to whom our schoolchildren from Sartrouville, Asnières and Argenteuil were able to put all their questions: "Why did you make this film? How did you choose the actors? What are the production stages of a film? Does the synopsis relate to your personal story? This first-of-its-kind meeting for middle-schoolers, prepared with teachers over the past few weeks, provided an opportunity to:
- Discover the world of cinema and learn how to analyze a film, build an argued opinion
- Dialog with a film director
- Deepen themes around sports (the Olympics are approaching!), inclusion and disability
- Work on the notion of surpassing oneself, the meaning of effort and perseverance
Thank you for your support, which enables our students to take part in all these projects, discover all their talents and thus widen the field of possibilities for their future!