QUEBEC, March 20, 2015 - On this International Day of La Francophonie, the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) is pleased to unveil the names of the winners of two of its contests: Active and proud and Collective stories - Primary and secondary section. Among the big winners:Pioneer school, of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, wins the regional mention of the competition Active and proud for the Quebec region thanks to its project " Superheroes ".
For its part, theJardin-des-Lacs school, from Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, win the visit by Franco-Ontarian author Daniel Marchildon in his school, while theGrand-Chêne school, Sainte-Julie, and theRoger-Martineau school, from Natashquan, each win a library of books worth
250 $ for their participation in the competition Collective stories - Primary and secondary section.
Organized as part of the Semaine nationale de la francophonie (SNF), the competition Active and proud and the competition Collective stories aim to publicize and promote original initiatives from French-language schools.
The Pioneer School unveils the superhero in each young person
As part of the “Superheroes” project, students from the Pioneer School decided to use the theme of super heroes from different angles. They went in search of these heroes in comics and books: famous athletes, courageous people, notorious scientists, notable historical figures, etc. Their research allowed them to discover that there is a hero hiding in each of them… and that French literature can become an extraordinary means of inspiration and motivation.
In addition to seeing its project recognized in the competition, the École des Pionniers is the recipient of an honorary plaque, a banner and a GOLD certificate highlighting the excellence of its project, and a check- gift valued at 400 $ for the purchase of French-speaking cultural products.
To find out more about the “Superheroes” project: www.acelf.ca/snf/actifs-fiers.
A great visit to the Jardin-des-Lacs school!
As part of its competition Collective stories - Primary and secondary section, the ACELF invited French-speaking schools across the country to complete, in groups or in class, one of the stories initially proposed by authors from different French-speaking regions of Canada. Among the winners of the competition, the class of Marie-Hélène Rodière, fromJardin-des-Lacs school, from Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, win the visit by Franco-Ontarian author Daniel Marchildon in his school. All the students at the school will have the chance, in the coming weeks, to meet the author and ask her all their questions!
To read the winning stories: www.acelf.ca/histoires-collectives.
The jury of the competition Active and proud, made up of representatives of the four major regions of the country (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West and territories), also awarded a regional mention to the following schools:Saint-Joseph community school (Saint-Joseph, New Brunswick-de-Madawaska) and theQuatre-Vents school (Peace River, Alberta). For its part, theschool Franco-Cité Catholic High School (Ottawa, Ontario) wins national mention.
Project summaries will be available on the ACELF website: www.acelf.ca/snf/actifs-fiers.
A great way to get inspired!
In addition, the competition Collective stories - Primary and secondary section made 2 other winners! Ibrahima Diop's class, from theLe Trillium public elementary school (Ottawa, Ontario), won the visit of the author Laurence Aurélie, and the class of Marianne Sabourin, fromLaurier school (Laurier, Manitoba), won a book library worth 250 $. The author's visit is possible thanks to a partnership with the SAIC.
The stories created collectively by the winning schools are available on the ACELF website: www.acelf.ca/histoires-collectives. Let yourself be surprised by the creativity of young people!
Thank you to our partners
The ACELF is proud to count among its partners the Canadian Foundation for the Dialogue of Cultures and the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and also thanks all its other partners: the Department of Canadian Heritage, the New Brunswick Department of Education. , the Semaine provinciale de la pride française (SPFF), 12 provincial and territorial ministries of education, the Association for Preschool Education of Quebec (AÉPQ), the Quebec Association of Elementary Teachers (AQEP) ), the Quebec Association of French Teachers (AQPF), the Commission nationale des parents francophones (CNPF), the Canadian Federation of Teachers (FCE), the Network for the Development of Literacy and Skills (RESDAC ), the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF), the Fédération des communities francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA), the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF), the Fédération d Quebec school boards (FCSQ), the National Federation of Francophone School Boards (FNCSF), the Librairie Acadienne, the Librairie À la page, the Librairie du Center, the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadienne (SAIC), the Regroupement des éditeurs canadienne -french (RECF), les 400 coups, Usito and Radio-Canada.
Through the reflection and action of its pan-Canadian network, the Canadian Association for French Language Education exercises its leadership in education to strengthen the vitality of Francophone communities.