Throughout 2015 all students from years 5 to 12 who study French participated in the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition. This competition aims to promote the French language and culture and provides a valuable opportunity for students to put their language learning into practice. Every year over 16,000 students from across Victoria participate.
The French Department at St Leonard’s College is very proud of the achievements of all our students who participated this year. Forty-eight students qualified for the finals, and two students received awards for their outstanding performances in their sections. Emerson Hurley of year 8 was awarded third prize, and Camille Poyard of year 11 won first prize. To perform to this high standard in such a large competition is a fantastic achievement, and places Emerson and Camille among the top French students in the state. They recently attended the awards ceremony at St Kilda Town Hall where Emerson recited his poem to an admiring audience.
Congratulations to all French students for their participation in this prestigious competition.