YEAR 3 : Culture and identity

March 2018 : Practice for the FACE play
The French students are working hard to be ready to perform on stage for the FACE play. With their Drama Teacher, they do exercises to learn to breathe right, speak loud and move on the stage...

Practice for FACE play.mp4

February 2018 : Work in progress !
Below some photos of the work going on in the school with Peter Weir. The mural is taking shape !

Film mural.mp4

January 2018 : Working with Peter Weir
The 75 students who are in 9th grade are working for a month with a local artist specialized in street art, Peter Weir, who is from England but has lived in Lozère for more than 25 years. With him, they're leading a reflection on European and local identity to create an artwork on a wall of the school which will stay forever as a reminder of our project ;) !

Interview with Peter Weir

December 19th, 2017 : Meeting with David Suet
Within the framework of their work on art and culture, the 14 students of the "Section Européenne" optional course have met a local artist involved in contemporaneous art and who is fascinated by the "image" : David Suet. 
They have interviewed him to know what it's like to be an artist, and of course to know more about his work on ephemeral art and on his sculptures!

                                                           YEAR 2 : Health and Economy

European Economic and Health Fair - June 1st 2017 :

European Economic and Health Fair

On the occasion of the project visit that took place in Marvejols from May 27th to June 2nd, 2017, the school organized a European Economy and Health Fair. The objective was to show the common productions made during the year and present the project to the local community.
All the partner countries also kept a stand to present the local specificities of their economy.

We also invited different local producers to sell their products on a market that was set up inside the school, we organized pedagogical activities on agriculture and had a common lunch based on local food products. The students from the Section Européenne and 3ème Prépa Pro of the school were particularly involved in the organization and running of that event! The Mayor of Marvejols was present to visit the fair which was important for both our school and the city of Marvejols.

European Economic and Health Fair

How to have a healthy breakfast:
The 6th grades have been sensitized to the benefits of starting the day with a good healthy breakfast. A dietician first came to the school to talk to all the pupils of our 3 classes of 6th grades. She explained to them the nutritional values of a healhty breakfast.

A few days later, breakfast-time was organized at school. The pupils started their schoolday with a nice breakfast composed of organic food and local products. They could taste things they had never tried like different kinds of nuts, goji berries, dried fruit, etc... but also local foods like jams or milk. They really enjoyed that meal! And they understand now that it's good to start the day with good food!

Visits of local farms:
To help our students get a better overview of our main sector of activity in Lozère, that is agriculture and the food-processing industry, several visits have been organized to local farms for various classes of students. The 6th grades have met farmers that work with cattle raising for production of milk, dairy products (cheese and yoghurts), and meat. Some 7th grades and 9th grades "Prépa Pro" have visited a local shop called "La Grange" which gathers around ten producers who sell their products such as honey, meat, cheese, etc.

A sensitization day on the benefits of eating local fruit:
On October 17th, the 19 students of the 3ème Prépa Pro organized an action to sensitize their schoolmates to the benefits of eating local and seasonal fruit.
They distributed locally-grown apples as well as locally-made chestnut lemonade to the 300 students of the school and explained the meaning of their action with an oral presentation.

YEAR 1: Environment
Visit of the primary schools - June 13th, 2016:
2 classes from neighbouring primary schools came to our school on June 13th. Our 15 pupils from the Section Européenne presented all the work of the year with different workshops, and also the posters from the partner countries that were gathered for the final European Environmental Exhibition.
All the pupils had a great time: the older ones were happy to share their work, and the younger ones were happy to learn while having fun! Here are some photos:

The "FACES" of our project:
Here is a video that was shot to present all the people (students and teachers) who took part in Year 1 of the project. Diane speaks to explain the role of each of these persons in project work.

The Faces of our Project

Intervention of the ONF (National Forest Office)
On May 13th, the 60 pupils from the 9th grades got the visit of Mr Nogaret, from the "ONF" in Lozère. He came to explain the missions of this national organization whose role is to manage forests in a sustainable way on the whole French territory. He focused his presentation on the influence of climate change on the forests in Lozère, and on the actions carried out by the ONF to help forests adapt to global warming.

Visit of a local waste treatment plant

Waste treatment plant

On March 23rd, several 6th grade students went to visit a local waste treatment plant. The plant, located in Mende (the main city in Lozère), applies rigorous methods for the treatment of waste (mechanical sorting out and burial of the waste, bioreactor...). The students were also amazed by the strong commitment of our county to manage waste in an efficient way as well as reduce the environmental impact of human activity in our region: thus specific precautions are applied for the burial of the waste, the gases emitted are systematically burnt, the heat produced is reused, etc. 
Two students from the Section Européenne, Rémi and Thomas, accompanied them to take some photos and shoot a video report. You can watch the photos in the slide above. The video will be uploaded soon!

Construction of the ecological house model:
After several weeks of research and getting knowledge through interventions of local companies or experiments in physics classes, the 15 students of the Section Européenne have started building the model that will be presented in Germany. The model is not finished yet, but they had a lot of fun! Here are some photos.

Construction model

Creation of project logos:

For the past few weeks, the sixty 9th grade students have worked at creating a logo for the FACE project. Only 2 were selected for the final election with the partners, but many of them were very good! Here is a sample of the logos designed and drawn by the students.

 French logos

Visit of a water treatment plant

On November 25th, some 7th grade students visited a local water treatment plant. The objective was for them to understand the importance of recycling water, as well as the various stages of the process. They are making a model of a water treatment plant for our FACE project. Two 9th grade students, Yaël and Eloïse, followed them to shoot a report that you will be able to watch soon on our YouTube channel. Here are some photos:

Intervention of a local company: Orlhac

On October 6th, the manager of a local company named Orlhac and his associate came to school to talk to our Erasmus students. Orlhac is specialized in the building of wood frame environmental-friendly houses. They came to present their activity and to give students knowledge as to the use of ecological materials for insulation and how to build an energy-efficient house. This knowledge will be useful for students for choices of materials to make their model.