Did you know that French is spoken officially in 33 countries? That is, there are 33 countries in which French is either the official language, or one of the official languages. This number is second only to English, which is spoken officially in 45 countries.
French and English are the only languages spoken as a native language on 5 continents and the only languages taught in every country in the world. French is the second most taught language in the world.
Our Year 9 students studied a few French-speaking areas during enrichment day: Morocco, Québec, Polynesia, Belgium, La Réunion.
Students learned facts about Belgium, such as Belgium has the world’s highest number of castles per square kilometre and how a Belgian was the original physicist who came up with the Big Bang theory. They explored Belgian music and its popularity around the world, not just among the French speaking population, thanks to artists like Stromae. Students then learned about Tintin and its legacy before they created a Tintin comic strip of their own entitled “Tintin et le grand mystère d’Ivanhoe” which students took to with great enthusiasm.
Students watched short video clips and found out about life in Morocco and found out about famous cities, people and customs in Québec and La Réunion. They then gathered their findings and created presentations.
Another French-speaking area students found out about was French Polynesia, and students learned about the sports, dances, natural resources and tattoo customs amongst other facts. They also created “heis” which are customary flower garlands used during celebrations.
Sports Awards 2019
We are so proud of our sporting achievements at Ivanhoe, not just the results of our fixtures, but the commitment and effort from our students and staff. There are some impressive stats from this year: There have been 55 fixtures dates this year, with 108 individual fixtures. There have been 2...
Ivanhoe Awarded Gold Artsmark Awards
We are so proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Artsmark Award from Arts Council England. Havin...
Year 8 Careers Event
This year we revamped our Year 8 careers day to add interest and choice for our students, and to allow them to find out about a range of careers. As a school we have guidelines to deliver quality careers education to our young people, this includes creating a stable careers programme which lin...
Awards Night 2019
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