The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Alliance Francaise Poem Competition

During Summer Term, all Year 6 and 7 French Phase 2 students studied a poem for the Alliance Française Poem Recitation Competition. Then, 13 Middle School boys were selected for the final round which took place on Saturday 17 June. All the finalists represented the College very well, reciting a French poem that they had learned by heart and adding some gestures to their performance. All the boys really enjoyed taking part in the final and stepping out of their comfort zone.

On Friday 3 November, three Middle School boys will receive their awards at the Alliance Française in Nedlands. I am sure the boys and their families will enjoy the prize ceremony.

Congratulations to George Houvardas (6.4E) who won 2nd place in the Year 5-6 competition, reciting the poem: "Reconnais-toi", by Guillaume Appolinaire.

Congratulations to Arnaud McVicker (6.2C) who won 1st place in the Year 6 Background competition, reciting the poem: "Dans Paris", by Paul Éluard.

Congratulations to Julien Montandon (7.1W) who won 1st place in the Year 7 Background competition, reciting the poem: "Respire", by Mickey 3D.

It was a great achievement for all finalists, as the competition was run statewide and I congratulate all our boys who participated. It is fabulous seeing students extending their French knowledge and representing Scotch College in the community. Bravo again to all the finalists and winners!

Madame Emilie Perrot
Middle School French Teacher