This year, six of our Advanced Higher French pupils (Colin Hood, Leticia Nedd, Lucy Martin, Amy Boyce, Giorgia Capaldi and Craig Mc Coll) entered and were very successful in a speaking competition for Scottish students of Advanced Higher French. The competition is run by AMOPA, the Scottish section of the ‘Association des Membres de l’ Ordre des Palmes Académiques’. The Ordre des Palmes Académiques was established by Napoleon in 1808 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the world. Every year Advanced Higher French pupils are invited to submit a recording of themselves preparing for their final oral exams in which they discuss issues such as the environment, freedom of expression and gender equality. All pupils did very well, received very positive feedback from the judging panel and were all graded in the top three judging categories. However, special mention must go to Craig Mc Coll who managed to scoop second place overall for his conversation on the topic of immigration. ‘Chevalier’ for the AMOPA organisation Gerry Toner will visit the school soon to personally present Douglas Academy pupils with their certificates and prizes.
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