Grade 7-12 students celebrate French culture at unique workshop
April 12, 2017
FERGUS, Ontario – On April 6, 275 Upper Grand District School Board students in grades 7 to 12 came together at the Fergus Sportsplex to explore French culture.
The event was organized by Upper Grand DSB French teachers and was for students in Guelph, Centre Wellington and North Wellington. The goal of the event was to promote French culture, allow students to see where French can take them and the opportunities French can open up outside of the classroom.
The event was a great way to build relationships between elementary partner schools and secondary schools. These relationships will help students with the transition to secondary school and will encourage students to continue studying French past grade nine.
Mike Ford was Keynote Speaker during the day. Students rotated through six sessions during the event, which included a secondary school panel, a career panel, crêpe making, African drumming, games and green screens.
According to two UGDSB students Emily and Molly, “A highlight of the French connection [event], was playing the djembe with Lula Lounge. We got to learn a bit about his culture and where he came from. He taught us a song on the drums and it was really fun.”