Students from grades 1 to 8 put their moves to the test against other classes, vying for the grand prize.
While the competition was meant to inspire students, it also helped them develop a deeper appreciation of Francophone culture.
“Franco-Rainbow is one of many authentic experiences that serve to promote the French culture among our Core French and French-Immersion students,” Norm Blaseg, director of education for Rainbow District School Board, said.
“Students not only explore French music, they also memorize French songs and hone their listening skills. In addition, they work in groups which emphasizes oral communication and team building skills. And they get to practise their French by participating in an activity that is fast-paced and fun.”
The aim of the Core French program is to develop basic communication skills in French and an understanding of the nature of the language, as well as an appreciation of French culture in Canada and in other parts of the French-speaking world.
The French Immersion program provides students with the skills they need to communicate in a second language; thereby, enhancing their ability to perform effectively and meet with success in a rapidly changing global economy.
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