The photos I have borrowed to illustrate November and our sunny Autumn come from a blog I discovered by chance:
Go and read this post published by a tourist who discovered our ciy three years ago.
It's great to realize that the place where one's lives can be appreciated by people from other places. It's so easy to forget what's good "at home" !
By the way, I would like to strongly advise you to go and see this exhibition:
at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims.
Paul-Hubert Lepage, La Cathédrale, vue de la rue Chanzy
© Reims, musée des Beaux-arts © photo Christian Devleeschauwer
(trouvée sur le site du Monde)
I've been there twice already and it's a wonderful exhibition that will leave a deep print in your memory.
Moreover as a high school student in Reims, you won't have to pay !
The French team of tennis is going to reattempt the exploit of 2001 to win the “Davis Cup”
Their opponents are the players of the Swiss team.
This team is composed to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka and three others players.
Roger Federer is considered as the best player of the world. He is the icon of the Tennis Planet.
But we have enough weapons to rival against the two talented players of the Swiss team.
The tennisman present in the France team are : Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga/Gaël Monfils/Julien Benneteau/Michaël Llodra/Gilles Simon.
But is it enough to win against the Federer team?
Roger Federer is in good shape! He won the Shangaï tournament against Gilles Simon in final.
The Davis Cup is a kind of revenge for the French players.
The Davis cup will take place in Lille. It's a good point for the France team. The French players will be more motivate because they will play for their public. The coach Arnaud Clement said “It will be a beautiful challenge that the French players are ready to raise.” The trainer is confident he believes in his players. The French public will be many to support them.
Place your bets !
From one of our reporters in 1 S2
It's not that far. But there's no train to reach there. So you'll have to beg your parents until they agree to take you there.
"Chagall de la Palette au Métier" is the title of the exhibition no students from this High School should miss.
Enjoy your holidays!
Read all the books that have been longing to be read.
Watch all the films that can't wait to give you emotion.
Meet all the friends you haven't given enough time to since school started.
And when we are back to Marc Chagall High School, it'll be November already.
No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--
No distance looking blue--
No road--no street--no "t'other side this way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--
No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all--no locomotion--
No inkling of the way--no notion--
"No go" by land or ocean--
No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds--
Here's the second review about this film that will be an opportunity for our Terminale students to think about, discuss and illustrate the four notions in their curriculum.
‘’A victory for the miners is a victory for us all.” Acting almost as the last chapter of a trilogy to which Billy Elliot and Brassed Off (‘Les Virtuoses’) belong comes Pride, the true story of how a group of gay men and lesbian women showed their support towards Welsh miners during the infamous 1984-1985 strike in Great Britain. During the Gay Pride of 1984, young Joe (referred to by his hometown as ‘Bromley’) becomes part of the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group led by their charismatic leader Mark Ashton. Seeing as the mining community suffers from the same degree of harassment and oppression by the police, government and media, Ashton convinces his fellow members to help the miners by collecting money as a show of support. In travelling down to Dulais (South-Wales), the group is first greeted with some hostility by the miners whereas their wives quickly welcome them with open arms. As the story unfolds, the miners gradually open up to the group and come to accept them as a vital ally in their protest despite some everlasting antagonism from some of the villagers. Though the film doesn’t avoid the inevitable set of clichés in treating with such a subject, Matthew Warchus’ second feature is above all a work from the heart as he films the story of how an almost forgotten community become the voice of equality for all. With both the context of the miners’ strike and the rapid spread of AIDS in the mid-80s, the film offers a view of the strife and struggles which faced the gay and lesbian community in a time of social turmoil. With a smashing cast led by a shining Ben Schnetzer (Mark) and emotional performances by Dominic West, Andrew Scott and a heart-breaking closeted Bill Nighy, the film’s heart belongs to George MacKay (Joe) with whom we go through a story of self-discovery as 20-year-old ‘Bromley’ slowly discovers that he has a voice and that he must use it and ultimately confront his parents’ narrow-mindedness. That isn’t to say that the film lacks compelling female leads; whilst Imelda Staunton’s (of Harry Potter repute) acting is inspired, Faye Marsay as Steph offers the same spontaneity and warmth as the late Charlotte Coleman did in another Brit favourite Four Weddings and a Funeral. Indeed, to say that this will soon become a home favourite is undeniable; with a cracking soundtrack and a colourful, yet honest, depiction of one of the most turbulent and defining times in British social history, Pride holds its colours high and serves as a reminder to the current generation that despite tough times, there’s always a need for tolerance and coming together to see just how much we are all alike.
What's your name ?
My name is Farrell Sabrina Desiken but you can call me Sabrina.
How old are you ?
I'm 23 years old.
Have you got brothers or sisters ?
No, I don't.
Where were you born ?
I was born in Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu in India.
What are your hobbies ?
I like reading books and travelling.
Where do you live ?
I live in Chennai in the South of India. It's bigger than Paris and it's the capital of Tamilnadu.
How is the weather in India ?
The weather is very hot, more than 40°C and there are no seasons.
What is your favourite colour ?
My favourite colours are black and white.
Why did you come to France ?
I'm here to teach communication and spoken English.
What's your favourite sport ?
I like watching football.
How long will you stay in France ?
I will stay here 7 months, until the end of April.
Why did you choose Rheims ?
Because it's in the Northern part of France, it's close to Paris, and because of the weather.
Do you have friends in France ?
I have a Mexican friend.
Have you tried French food ?
I've tried « moules frites » and « quiche lorraine » and I didn't know there was pork in it.
Have you ever seen the Eiffel Tower ?
No, but I would like to see it.
Do you speak French ?
Yes, a little.
What surprised you in France ?
People are very warm, there are traffic rules and people can cross the street and are able to walk a lot.
What kind of literature do you like ?
I like English literature, the classics and Shakespeare.
What type of music do you like ?
I like classical music, and Tamil music.
Thank you Sabrina and welcome here in Rheims.
Classe de 1èreS1 et E1
« Pride » is a film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It deals with the United Kingdom miners' strike in 1984 and gays and lesbians at the same time. The gay community was persecuted : they were beaten up, and considered as perverts and dangerous people.
This film is based on a true story, so it includes real personalities like Mark Ashton (acted by Ben Schnetzer ), Jonathan Blake ( Dominic West) or Siân James ( Jessica Gunning ).
The story took place in London. As he was watching television, Mark Ashton, a gay young man decided to help the miners on strike because they are both against Margaret Thatcher. He and his friends raised money for the miners with the LGSM campaign. LGSM stands for Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
At the beginning, nobody wanted the money they collected because it came from gay people. However, they phoned a little village in Wales and got an answer. Therefore, they then went to this village, but they were coldly welcomed by the majority of the miners. As time went on, more money was collected and the village survived, thanks to LGSM. Miners and gays began to work together, hand in hand.
This film is also a bit about AIDS, which was discovered at the same time. This illness has since then concerned gay people as well as heterosexuals.
« Pride » is really interesting. It makes you feel angry, happy, sad, joyful and even more at the same time. From the beginning to the end, you’re completely immersed in the story. You get attached to characters who make you feel right and fair. You can laugh and you can cry, which is fantastic because of the incredible work of the actors. There is Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, and lots more who are amazing.
I encourage all the people, boys and girls, who are supporting the gay community, or just curious, to go to the Opera cinema in Rheims and watch PRIDE.
Thanks, Clémence, for your long and interesting review of this film !
Today you've met your form teachers. I'm sure that was a pleasant moment, all the more than you could at last see your friends again, which is much better than chatting with them on social networks or on your phone.
Tomorrow you'll attend your first lessons. You may feel worried and eager to succeed. Here is a website on which you'll find useful tips to make this year a success:
Photo found on this website : http://pleasureinlearning.com/
Don't miss the departure and the first three stages of the Tour de France. It will start from Yorkshire and cross England from north to south. You'll be able to admire beautiful landscapes and it might incite you to go and spend some time over there ! It's worth it.
The three cities you're about to discover : Harrogate, Sheffield and Cambridge.
All the useful information is on this website: http://letour.yorkshire.com/
And on this one : http://www.velowire.com/article/675/en/all-details-of-the-grand-depart-of-the-tour-de-france-2014--race-route-on-google-maps.html
Unfortunately it might be too late to book a bed-and-breakfast in each place.