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Secondes Section Européenne

Cette année encore, une trentaine d’élèves de seconde Section Européenne du Lycée Prieur de la Côte d’Or ont eu l’opportunité d’échanger par mails avec des lycéennes de Guildford High School (Surrey) puis de les rencontrer dans leur établissement lors du voyage en Angleterre en février dernier.

Une rencontre inoubliable après les échanges virtuels qui leur avaient déjà permis d’en savoir plus sur les différences entre les systèmes éducatifs et les goûts et passions des jeunes filles britanniques.

Après une visite de cet établissement à la pointe proposant diverses matières inédites (art floral, cuisine…), les lycéens de Prieur ont eu l’occasion d’assister à des cours avec leur correspondante respective avant de déguster un délicieux « cream tea » qui les a enchantés !

Trip in Spain

Salamanca la Blanca: en busca de la ranita de la suerte

El pasado 3 de febrero, 49 estudiantes de Terminale L, 1ère LV2, Terminale, 1ère et 2de LV3 de nuestro instituto se marcharon de viaje a Salamanca durante una semana y fueron alojados en casa de familias anfitrionas.

Aunque pasaron frío y vieron la nieve (¡Sí! ¡Lo han leído bien! ¡Frío y nieve! ¡Es un tópico imaginarse que España sólo es sol y calor!), nuestros alumnos disfrutaron de un programa enriquecedor.

Clases de castellano, juego de pistas (con premios), visita de las dos catedrales, del convento San Esteban, de la Casa Lis y Casa de las Conchas, de la emblemática Plaza Mayor, excursión al yacimiento arqueológico de Siega Verde, rallye fotográfico en Ciudad Rodrigo. Terminamos nuestra estancia en la ciudad con la visita de la legendaria Universidad que celebra sus 800 años. Todos buscaron la ranita esculpida en la fachada plateresca ya que dicen que quien la encuentre sin ayuda, tendrá éxito en los estudios.

De vuelta, nos detuvimos en Bilbao a descubrir su famosísimo museo Guggenheim (sale en la película de James El mundo nunca es suficiente, rodada en 1999 y la última novela de Dan Brown Origen empieza en él).

En resumen, fue una semana muy agradable con un grupo muy simpático que demostró mucho interés y respeto por todas las actividades. ¡Una experiencia que repetir!

Salamanque : à la recherche de la grenouille de la chance.

Le 3 février dernier, 49 élèves de Terminale L, 1ère LV2, Terminale, 1ère et 2de LV3 du lycée se sont rendus à Salamanque pour un voyage linguistique d’une semaine.

Hébergés par deux en famille d’accueil, ils ont bravé la neige et le froid (Oui, oui! La neige et le froid ! C’est un cliché d’imaginer qu’en Espagne il fait toujours chaud ! ) pour suivre un programme plutôt riche et varié.

Cours de langue, jeu de piste (avec récompenses), visite de las dos catedrales, du couvent San Esteban, de la Casa de las Conchas et de la Casa Lis, excursion au site archéologique de Siega Verde, rallye photos à Ciudad Rodrigo, découverte de la légendaire Plaza Mayor…. nous avons conclu notre séjour dans la ville par l’emblématique Universidad de Salamanca qui fête ses 800 ans cette année ! Tous ont cherché la grenouille sculptée sur sa façade plateresque car …. on dit que si on la trouve sans aide, elle porte chance aux examens !

Sur le chemin du retour, un détour par la ville de Bilbao et son très célèbre musée Guggenheim s’imposait ! (Vraiment très célèbre car en 1999, on le voit dans le James Bond Le monde ne suffit pas et Dan Brown y fait débuter son dernier roman Origine).

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine avec un groupe très sympathique, curieux et respectueux, une expérience agréable à renouveler !

Pour les professeurs accompagnateurs,

Marie Castrillo-Alviz

Fachada universidad

Groupe dans le patio de la Casa de las Conchas

Musée Guggenheim

VOYAGE EN ANGLETERRE

Oxford – Londres

du 28 janvier au 2 février 2018

63 élèves en classe de secondes et premières Section Européenne se sont rendus quelques jours à Londres et à Oxford pour découvrir des lieux uniques et parfaire leurs connaissances culturelles et linguistiques.

Au programme, de superbes visites agrémentées de quelques rayons de soleil : Hampton Court, Buckingham Palace, la relève de la garde, Piccadilly Circus, le Musée dHistoire Naturelle, atelier théâtral au Globe Theatre, la Tour de Londres, visite guidée d’Oxford, de l’Ashmolean Museum et rencontre inoubliable avec leurs correspondantes britanniques à Guildford High School.

Une semaine riche en découvertes, en bonne humeur et en émotions !

National History Museum

Guildford

Harry Potter’s staircase

Oxford college

Globe Theatre

Trip in England !

We went to England from 28th January to 2nd February 2018. We took the bus to Calais and to go to England, we took the ferry-boat. We arrived in our host families around 7.30pm .

On Monday, we took a walk in London, in the district of Westminster. We saw Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (but it’s in refurbishment, so we have seen a scaffolding tower), Trafalgar Square (we saw the 4 lions made with the bronze from the French army canons and….PIKACHUUU !!!), we saw the 10 Downing street (the Prime Minister’s residence), the Whitehall, the Mall and Buckingham Palace ( the Queen was here because the Union flag was raised). In the afternoon, we visited the Natural History Museum…

On tuesday, we visited Hampton court, the castle of Henry VIII. He was the king who had 6 wives and he ordered the execution of two of them. In the afternoon, some students who hadn’t any penpals visited Guildford the students who had exchanged by mail with their penpals in Guildford High School visited them !

On Wednesday, we visited Oxford, especially Oxford College. We discovered the refectory and the stairs which had been taken models for the Great Hall of Hogwarts (in Harry Potter) and the stairs where Mrs.McGonagall greeted the new students in the first film. Inthe afternoon, we visited the Art and Archaeology Ashmolean Museum.

On Thursday, we visited the Globe theatre of Shakespeare, we had the opportunity to practice drama exercises. That was quite funny ! In the afternoon, we had a walk on the sides of Thames to the Tower of London. We visited this castle and saw the Crown jewels. In the evening, we didn’t return in our families because we ate a fish and chips in a pub. After the meal, we visited London by night in the bus with the funny teachers’ comments.

On Friday, in the morning, we took the bus again to return to France with a few heart-breaking farewells of some students to their host family. After an eternity, we finally arrived in Auxonnecity !!!

That was a fantastic trip ! Thanks to Mrs.Vadot, Miss Renault, Mrs.Miler, Mrs.Labaune, Mr.Jouvet, Mr.Tarnaud.

Claire CARRE and Quentin DARDOISE, 2nd européenne.

Let me tell you about the Cambridge Certificate !

Last year, the majority of students who studied English amongst the Euro Section has taken the Cambridge Certificate.

The exam was composed of an oral task, where the pupils were in teams of two pupils. Each team had to answer some questions about his life and hobbies, and discuss about the facts mentionned on a picture on which an everyday life scene was represented. The teenagers were assessed by two English teachers from our own school. One of them was asking questions to us while the second one was taking some notes in order to assign the pupils with a mark. Then the pupils had to take a written exam, which was composed of an oral comprehension, a written comprehension and a written expression.

This one involved writing a letter to a close friend to whom you would talk about a movie you had seen, and explain why it was a good movie according to you.

The Cambridge Certificate

In the evening, on Thursday, November 9th, the teenagers who passed the exam were invited to a great ceremony to get their certificates, wearing the famous motarboard, the typical hat worn by students in English-speaking countries during ceremonies.

All the pupils there were very joyful to have passed the Cambridge Certificate due to the fact that it is an asset for the former ‘‘secondes euro’’ to have the Cambridge certificate as a prestigious diploma they can mention later in their resumé. We wish good luck to the next ones !

The Cambridge University

By Thomas Mathiron, 1ES2

WHY HAVE I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO ENGLAND?

Last year, I had the chance to go on a trip to England with the European section. It was a very enriching experience which allowed me to discover the English culture. I had a crush for this country and its people.That’s why when my teacher suggested me to go again, I did not hesitate at all. Returning to this country will allow me to discover new things about England and to improve my English. What I enjoyed the most last year was to see London by Night and to visit my penfriend’s High School in Guilford. I definitely think that if you had the opportunity to go there, you should not hesitate to visit this country because it is an amazing experience not to be missed. There are magnificent landscapes to be seen and very interesting sightseeing places. The journey itself was very pleasant because there was a great atmosphere in the coach between the teachers and the pupils. I hope that the trip will be juste the same this year and that we will discover a lot of new interesting things!

By Sara Ghazouani, 1ES2

Why do I want to go back to England ?

Last year I had the opportunity to travel to England due to the fact that I was in a European class, this year when I heard that I could go back to England, I didn’t think twice.

  • I loved England, as well as London

  • and as well as Brigthon

I was not really able to visit Guilford town center as I was sharing a fantastic afternoon with my pen friend in her high-school at the same time. So, I went to visit her high school, which was a great experience! This year it will be the opportunity for me to visit this city.

I really liked England. I loved the atmosphere of this country straight away, As for the English, most of them seem so kind and nice. They are open minded and do not judge you, well, less than in France I suppose…

By returning to England, I will return to a new host family with my friends and so live a new experience. And of course it will help me to improve my English level. So, ready, steady, go ! I cannot wait and i am looking forward to being in the coach heading to the UK at the beginning of 2018 !

Salomé Bouvret 1ereES.

Why do I want to go back to England ?

Indeed, I have already been to England last year and it was an amazing trip ! It was at this moment that I really had a crush for this country. It is a gorgeous and warm country contrary to the clichés and English people were extremely nice with us!

During my last trip in February 2016, we were able to meet our penfriends in their huge and awesome Guilford High School ! It was a great experience which we will do again this year! I cannot wait to be there, honestly !

The program is nice and very interesting and a little bit different from what we did last year so we will visit new things! Of course, I want to go back to London to do shopping again because it was very cool to wander around Covent Garden and Camden Town.

Even if I have already visited England, I think that I still have a lot to learn about this country. Then, I’m sure that this trip will be as rewarding as the first one! And finally, I think that it will be a good way to improve my English even better.

My friends and I in front of London by night.

Tower Bridge.

By Lina Achkir, 1ES2

‘‘Why is the school trip in England important to me ?’’

First of all, the fact that the trip is made by the teachers is pretty interesting, because they allow us to enrich ourselves by choosing historic places to improve our culture. It is not really expensive either, but to my family and I, it has to be budgetted and planned ahead. Anyway, I do not care about the actual cost and I will do my best to gather the money because I have always wanted to go to the UK, ever since I am a little girl. It is definitely one of my dream which will be achieved by mid February ! 🙂 I think that when I am in London, I will be the happiest person in the world ! A dream coming true ! I will go there with my besfriend, so it will be an even better experience. That is for all those reasons that the 2017 school trip to England is important to me.’’

By Putigny Audrey  1L

Moving soon to the USA !

In 2011 and 2013 we made two trips to the USA : on the East coast and on the West coast during two months.

We loved this country, the people, their mentalities, and their culture. The people were very helpful, positive, open minded, respectful and they smiled all the time.
So in 2015-2016 we decided ( with my parents and my two older brothers) to participate in the American lottery, which offer immigration cards every year, on the internet. This lottery enables people to get the green card and to be permanent residents to live in the USA. Every continent has a maximal number of candidates (some quotas) to respect. Then, we must sent a lot of information about us, and a lot of papers: identity cards, passports, graduation degrees, medical certificates… We had to have compulsory vaccinations.
The US government sent us an e-mail to tell us that we had been selected, So we had to go to Paris for a medical examination, to have x-rays and to make some blood analysis. The next week we returned to Paris to go to the American Embassy to have an interview. After that, they told us « Welcome to the United States » and they took our passports to make our visa. How exciting ! Some months after we received our visas and we had until October to go to the United States to cross the immigration. So we spent 2 weeks in September in Virginia because we wanted to live there. We had visited a lot of different cities, a lot of houses with an estate agent, and we made beautiful meetings. Then 2 days after we came back home and we received our green card from New-York. So we must go to NY to get back our green card once we arrive in the US. We mustn’t stay longer that 4 months outside the USA so we must return there in February. We have until October 2018 to move to the US. So I will not take my degree in France. In the US, there is not a degree like in France. I am going to integrate an American high-school, then a university and later, I would like to become an architect, or a designer.

Moving to the USA is a really big challenge for us because we must leave our family, our house, our friends and it is very difficult to imagine but it is also a dream and we were very lucky to be selected. Let’s go for our American Dream in 2018 then !

By Ségolène, 1L