On 11 June 2018, the matric French class hosted a night of laughs and delicious food at their annual French Evening. The aim of the evening is to raise money for pupils to be able to take the Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) exam. The DELF exam is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

The joyous occasion began with performances by the grade eleven French pupils. The guests were treated with funny and thought provoking speeches as well as an incredible French rendition of “Let it Go” by Emmanuel Abiodun. Danyaal Sookool acquired first place in the Grade eleven speech contest  for his talk about his unforgettable exchange in France.

The mood then changed with a general knowledge quiz to test the audience’s knowledge (or lack thereof) on French Culture. Some laughs were shared and things were learnt. Did you know that it is illegal to carry live snails on a French high-speed train? Grace Bagula (Grade 9) enchanted the audience with her magical voice before the Grade twelves took the stage to deliver their speeches. The topics ranged from “Great Things about Cats” to “My High School experience.”  Ashleigh Williams took home first prize and a large, gold photo frame with it for her presentation on “The Great Thing about Learning Languages.”

The tasty food made by Bonne Cuisine and the numerous raffle prizes that were won were the cherry on top. Thank you to all the pupils, sponsors and staff that helped to make the night such a great success.                                                                                                                                   

Sarah Woolard, Grade 12