French students tread red
LINDISFARNE Anglican Grammar School students said bonjour to a movie career after winning a French film festival.
Students from the school's years 6 and 9 French classes won awards at the Frogfest film awards for their short films on Quoi de Neuf -“What's New”.
More than 80 films were submitted from about 300 students participating from schools around New South Wales.
The Year 7 class was short-listed for their film.
Eight students from the classes travelled down to Sydney with teacher Jo Cronk last week for the premiere and the awards at Queenwood School for Girls.
“It has been a good learning experience for them. I'm proud of all the work they've done,” Ms Cronk said.
“It makes them think about how this language can be used in real life situations. It's more than just writing it down on a piece of paper.
“Each film was really unique because they all had different ways of interpreting the topic.”
The Year 6 class produced a film titled Les Frites de Fromage Bleu (Blue Cheese Chips).
Year 7 students created a show based on current affairs program 60 Minutes called 5 Minutes.
Two students from Year 9 made an advertisement for a product, Mousse À la Tache (Dirty Mousse).
Each group spent about 10 weeks on their individual projects.
“Everyone did a great job and they learnt a lot while having fun in the process,” Ms Cronk said.
The award-winning students were rewarded with French textbooks to help further their study.
“This is definitely something we will think about doing for next year. We will have to start thinking up ideas soon. It's great for students.”
Students also visited French cafes and restaurants, tried various French cheeses and gave their French language skills a trial.
“We visited a French puppeteer and the kids had a great time talking with him,” Ms Cronk said.