Débats citoyens en langues vivantes 2019 - Lycée Jehan Ango

Débats citoyens en langues vivantes 2019

, par Fabienne Hamel

Chaque année, une rencontre académique entre différentes équipes de lycéens est organisée par la Délégation Académique aux Relations Européennes et Internationales et à la Coopération (DAREIC) en lien avec les corps d’inspections (IA-IPR de langues vivantes).

It is rightly said that the debate programs create leaders and visionaries. It helps students develop critical thinking skills, organize their thoughts and encourage public speaking. Moreover, it’s an opportunity to meet new people and understand different perspectives.
4 students namely Armony Betty beaumesnil , Melissa Harel, Clémentine Senecal and Maëlle Duval along with their English Professor Mrs Brigitte Gens represented Lycée Jehan Ango in the debate that took place at Lycée dès bruyères in sotteville les Rouen. Upon their arrival at the school, students were welcomed by Mr Lawrence Reed and Mr. Olivier Launay, who are the respected inspectors of the Academy. Once the briefing was done, students and teachers made their way to the rooms allotted to them for preparation and debate. The first topic was “it’s a small world in the 21st century”, the second topic was “Frontiers are so 20th century” and the last was “the modern world is uniformly boring”. Topics were carefully chosen in order to make students talk about current global events and were inter related.
Debate started off with Students preparing their arguments in the first 20 minutes followed by face to face interaction with students from different schools. Team Ango got off on the right foot by sharing their strong arguments and often posing counter questions with conviction and precision. It was a pleasure to see students discussing the most important global issues with fervour. Participants remained composed throughout the interaction and never once lost their composure. Everyone was in high spirits and made the most of this opportunity to speak English. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that classroom teaching and outside learning go hand in hand and plays a very important in the overall development of students.
The Day ended with students enjoying snacks and meeting friends from different schools. It was indeed an enriching experience for the students as well as for the teachers who are looking forward to more opportunities that lay ahead.