Students and teachers at Epi High School have organised several activities to promote the French language in commemoration of the recent International Day of La Francophonie.
They choose to celebrate with the theme: “Éléve Francophone, Éléve Resilient”, meaning a resilient student. The celebration takes form in the presentation of French role plays, poems and song competitions in classes.
Students were encouraged to speak in English and French only and winners were picked. The program kicked off with a parade, with students and staff members wearing the language t-shirts carrying the colors of the French flag.
Speeches were given by the students. Francophones from the surrounding community were invited to participate in the event to give prominence to the French language.
A French class for teachers was also organised later in the afternoon. All the activities of the day were done in French language.
Every year Vanuatu joins the international community to celebrate La Francophonie Day because it shares the use of the French language.