They are always in a state of readiness; the white toques over their heads, the towels in their hands and the aprons carefully tied around their waist! They are our primary pupils, the skilled cooks, and specialists in the presentation of breakfast meals.
Saint Jeanne Antide Institute hosted a group of students from our schools in Beirut andBaabdah. They were a talented theater group that arrived specially to present its works at the French Institute in Alexandria.
The primary pupils did not miss the opportunity. The time was right to put their educational project into action. It was about table presentation which they carried out with pride and self-confidence. They were working as if they were in a five-star restaurant!
However, these chefs were unique, unlike others: once they presented food, they began to sing and dance around the tables, holding a festive atmosphere for the usual breakfast.
Saint Jeanne Antide restaurant has been fully moved to the French Institute during the Francophone week; let’s speak French, eat in French-style, and serve as French chefs do!
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Romina Michel, the second secondary student, and Sister Afaf Mossaad participated in the documentary film festival for the Mediterranean countries, which was held from 19 to 25 November 2017 in Marseille, France.
For several years, the festival has been working on the development of an educational program for citizenship for the Mediterranean countries through pictures. About 2500 young peopleparticipated in the festival.
The festival provides audio and visual professionals with an annual opportunity to meet, thus enhancing the means of dialogueand cooperation among the countries of the Mediterranean basin.
Twenty-five of the 385 films were selected for the festival. Topics ranged from the Syrian tragedy, the migration crisis, the status of women, and the art of dance.
Romina participated in a debate about the film “I will dance in spite of everything“, and then attended the exhibition on Egyptian documentary and ballet, and also reported on the film “Algeria, Mecca for rebels.”
The closing ceremony was an opportunity for many young people, including Romina, to rise on the podium and express themselves before a jury, defending their choices in a wonderful exchange of ideas.
How could they spend a whole week on the seaside of Marseille without visiting its fortresses, palaces, and churches !
Tourism or cinema, there is no difference since the rays of culture are able to find the way towards the youth who eagerly seek knowledge.
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Within the framework of the International Film and Documentary Award for Mediterranean Countries, the Center of Francophone Activities of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized jointly with the Center for Audiovisual Communication of the Mediterranean Basin “A day for the cinema of the Mediterranean Basin Countries” on 8 October 2017, under the supervision of the journalist Hala Al-Mawi, an expert in film criticism and a radio program presenter.
The day was specially dedicated to the Secondary students of the Alexandrian Francophone schools. The program was as follows: watching the three films competing for the festival’s prize (Algeria Mecca for rebels – Welcome – I will dance in spite of everything), and learning the art of documentary film criticism, then voting for the best film. A trip to France to participate in the festival in Marseille was the prize for the winner.
That day about 30 of our students participated and three won the first and second prizes as follows:
The first prize was awarded to the student Romina Michel which was a trip to France from 19 to 25 November 2017, to participate in the Documentary Film Festival.
The second prize went equally to the students Mirna Ayman and Sarah Ashraf, which was the participation in the Cairo International Film Festival, from 21 to 30 November 2017.
As the school congratulates students for their obvious seriousness, at the same time they want to emphasize the importance they attach to activities and creativity. We encourage and fund every cultural or artistic work.
It is worth mentioning that this day was organized in cooperation with the Institute of Saint Jeanne Antide and the French Consulate in Alexandria.
The scientific committee of our institute exceeded the typical school experimenting phase, and moved to the work of scholars in the faculties of medicine and pharmacy.
Inside the chemistry lab, twenty students from preparatory school and secondary departments, as well as a group of science teachers were ready to dissect frogs!
They prepared the needed tools; medical gloves, scissors, and tweezers.
At first, one of the teachers carried out the dissection practically in front of the students, as they fixed the drugged frog using pins in the wax autopsy plate. The teacher then used scissors to cut into the skin to be able to see the internal organs of the frog.
The students were able to discover how the lungs, kidneys, and liver work, and they were able to see the heart beating. Then the girls were divided into five groups to run their own experiments and they carried out the autopsy with skill and precision.
The Scientific Committee activities are various and sometimes extra-ordinary. Its members tend to find useful experiments and are not looking for simple ones. Moreover, they have done blood analysis to identify blood types to show that they are able to work on humans as well as animals.
It is worth mentioning that these activities are free activities, anyone can participate and they usually take place at break time. This encourages more and more students to participate and be attracted to the world of interesting science.
Taking books away from their traditional places is an important cultural step that facilitates access to information.
The “Moving Library” as the name indicates, is a library that moves around in the playground to attract students and specially those who were not used to visiting the library.
It is a cargo that is full of paper booksas well as digitalones. The aim is to suit the taste of all.
In front of the canteen or in the vineyard, the cargo stops where there are seats. Pupils are attracted to it because of its bright colours and beautiful shape and they start using it freely.
A group of students from the cultural committee help the teacherresponsible of the project to develop an operating system for the library and make announcements for competitions and they manage the process enthusiastically.
The book in our Institute is considered a crown! It can be found outside the classes like in the French library as well as in the Arabic and English one. This is in addition to the library in the kindergarten department.