Students from France team up with GCVI IB students on anti-bullying project
April 5, 2018
GUELPH, Ontario – Seven students from France along with two teachers travelled to Guelph this week to work with Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute’s International Baccalaureate (IB) students on a joint anti-bullying project.
The visiting students and staff are from Lycée La Fayette, a high school located in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Five Guelph CVI students, along with a supervising teacher, arranged to have the students visit. As part of their work, the students are working together to create an anti-bullying poster that spans borders and languages. The poster will be submitted in an anti-bullying contest in France. In order to develop the poster, students read the book Lord of the Flies and discussed the book’s themes with each other to gain global perspectives, said GCVI student, Holly. They also planned their work together online.
Aside from working on the poster, while visiting Canada these students have had the opportunity to attend classes at both Guelph CVI and Centennial CVI, visit Toronto and practise their English language skills with their host families.
When the students leave Guelph they will spend a few days in Ottawa visiting another high school before they fly back to France.
This opportunity is a unique way for both sets of students to improve their language skills and to learn about education systems in different parts of the world.