Friday, April 10, 2015

Bonne Fête de la Francophonie!

Four hundred French students celebrated the 2015 Fête de la Francophonie on Friday, March 27 in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium auditorium of the Milton High School. All 280 French students from Milton High School and 120 of their peers from Taunton, Franklin and Westerly (RI) participated in the matinée. This event was jointly organized by the World Language Department of Milton High School and the French Consulate of Boston. The General Consul of France, Monsieur Fieschi, the General Consul of Canada, Monsieur Annable, as well as a representative from the Delegation of Quebec, were present.

Created by the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) in 1998, La Fête de la Francophonie is observed around the world every March to celebrate the French language and the diversity of the Francophone cultures. There are today about 274 million Francophones around the world. French is an official language in 33 countries on 5 continents. The highlight of the event was the film Sur le chemin de l’école (On the Way to School) offered as a premiere viewing to our students by the French Consulate in Boston.  This documentary, shot in Kenya, Morocco, Argentina and India, follows the long and often challenging journeys of four groups of children on their way to school. The winner of several international awards, the film will open in American theaters in the coming months. 

2015 Fête de la Francophonie