• Don't forget to go and read this page http://bloganglaischagall.eklablog.com/1-l-s-trips-to-a-european-country-p816218  from time to time.

    I keep publishing new texts !

    And they're all worth reading !



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    When I was in college, I went to Rome in Italy, because I chose the option: Latin. I left for one week. We left on Sunday morning and we arrived the next day in Rome.

    Hardly had we arrived than we already visited the city. We started with the Collosseum which was very impressive. It was big and we felt very small next to it.

    Then we visited the Capitol's Museum where we saw many statues and also the Capitol. The next day we visited the Vatican where the Pope lives.

    Then we went to Ostie to see the remains that are still there. There we made a kind of game in teams.

    We also saw the Trevi Fountain which was  immense. There were lots of tourists so it was difficult to slide between them. But we managed to throw a coin over our shoulder. It was like in the movie. Every place we went to, there were lots of people. Just in front of the fountain there are a few shops, so we bought T-shirts and pullovers with the words: "We love Roma"

    Finally we went to the restaurant and when it was time we had to go back to the coach and we got back on the road to return to France, to Reims.




    If you want to read more stories about students' trips across Europe, go to this page:



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    What will I remember of this fabulous week?

    Well, it all started with Spain. I was wearing a bright yellow t-shirt along with my brightest red cardigan. But unfortunately, hardly anyone noticed. As I only teach in the afternoon I didn't hear much of the Spanish music. Sad. 

    On Tuesday I could see that the German teachers were busy. As a matter of fact they had been busy for a few days as a group of German students were in Reims to visit the city and above meet all their penfriends ! This exchange has been working for at least twenty years I dare say ! If that is not a European friendship, tell me what is! There were unexpected poetic interventions in several classes and a game that went well, or so I heard. Surprisingly at the canteen, we had paella. But it's pleasant to be surprised, isn't it?

    Thusday was the English Day! As to me it meant being there at 8:00. Actually 6 of my 1 L students had learnt a poem about Europe and they knocked at a dozen of classroom doors and performed in front of classes that had not been warned of their visit, which resulted in short but joyful moments of poetical pleasure on both sides.  


    Then at 9 o'clock I had a cup of tea in the "Foyer" where Jeanne and other pupils welcomed us with smiles and quizzes they had concocted. Unfortunately I could not attend all the concerts and activities planned later that day and on Friday, but even so I thoroughly enjoyed this European Week !

    Although I had to work in another high school in Reims, I came back on purpose to taste our chef's English meal, and I must honestly congratulate all the staff in the kitchen: it was delicious and very English indeed.



    Thanks a lot to Ms Sacksteder who was behind that brilliant project!

    No doubt there will be lots of volunteers to take part in the European Week at Chagall next year.

    Please feel free to send me (or leave in my pigeon hole in the staff room) a text telling us about YOUR European Week!

     A. Sirot

    Answers are arriving ! 


    It felt so good to be part of this school during the European week. I loved the atmosphere, the energy and it was a wonderful feeling to finally realize that we could bring people together.


    Here is where I belong! I am so proud of you all, thank you. Keep up with the good work and see you next year!

    C. Sacksteder



  • There's always something happening in our high school, and this week more than ever.

    If you haven't heard of the European Week yet, either you're deaf or you were asleep. Wake up, then, and read the programme:

    LUNDI 12 mai

    v  Radio Chagall et les musiques espagnoles.

    v  Présence du CRIJ pour « l’auberge européenne «  de 9h à 12h au foyer 

    MARDI 13 mai          

    v  Impromptus : comptines et poésie en allemand de 10h à 11h

    v  Radio Chagall  et la musique allemande (+ une chronique)

    v  Questionnaires « Mon Europe, mon lycée et moi »

    v  Jeu de plateau sur l’Europe, animé par Kristina , étudiante slovaque,  au foyer.

    JEUDI 15 mai            

    v  Impromptus en anglais de 8h à 9h et de 10h à 11h

    v  « tea-time » dans le hall du foyer entre 9h et 10h ou dans la cour en cas de soleil !

    v  Menu de la cantine à l’heure anglaise !

    v  A 14h : concert de musiques de l’Europe de l’Est avec Samuel Berthod

    v  Radio Chagall à12h30


    VENDREDI 16 mai

    v  Impromptus poétiques en italien de 11h à 12h

    v  Mini concert à 12h00 avec le Chagall’s band  et violon irlandais

    Don't forget to have a look at the Photo Exhibition and vote for the best snapshot !

    That sounds really fun ! Get your flamenco dress and your Union Jack t-shirt ready ! Open your eyes and your ears !

    and you're bound to enjoy this exceptional week.

    Send us your articles to tell us about your favourite moment.



  • You may be free on Wednesday mornings.

    Then, you can stop wondering what you'll be doing on May 7th 2014 at 11 : 00 am !


    The students of our Design section (classe de 1ère)  have made beautiful and efficient posters that were displayed at Marc Chagall High School before the holidays and will be at the hospital next week.

    Congratulations to the students of this class ! 

     Edit 9 May, 2014:






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  • Apartheid and A Dry White Season


    As I read through the lines I see fear not the truth,

    The pages are all stained, crumpled, marked with dark strokes,

    The words are screaming, they are going up in smoke

    In Africa, stop hiding they're destroying youth.


    A cover dark as the night or white as the light, 

    My heart is blind ; but is not deaf and will not be

    Dumb. The murders of my friends, threats, injustice, three

    Shots will find me unafraid until my last fight:


    I leave behind me an open book.


    A. (classe de 1ère)

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    "Première L" is not hell !



    Students in the literary section are a minority compared to students in the scientific section. These two sections are often put in opposition. For example, in Marc Chagall high school there are five scientific classes, three economics classes and only two literary classes.

    This section is hardly ever chosen by pupils because they have a lot of prejudice. In this subject, there are many girls compared to boys. Classes are very small.

    In this section there is a specific subject: Literature in a foreign language: English, Spanish or German. In this subject, there are five specialities:

    ·         Mathematics.

    ·         Extensive English.

    ·         Latin. Latin can be just an option.

    ·         LV3 (Spanish or Italian). Can be just an option too.

    ·         Drama.

    Specialities are coefficient four, as well as English, Spanish or German, History-Geography. And per week, there are three hours for each speciality and each option. Pupils choose their speciality in sixth year (1ère), while in other sections, pupils choose in the final year of high school.

    What we learn allows us to have wider general knowledge.

    Then we will be able to study literature, arts, law, pedagogy, etc.  






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  • For a few days STD2A students have been busy displaying all their works for you tomorrow !

    Don't forget to come and spend an hour or more in Chagall High School. There's something interesting for everyone:

    Music, Hip Hop, design, cookies,  information, plays. 

    That would be a shame to miss this !




















    On Monday I'll publish more photos. No doubt it will be beautiful, just like every year.

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  • I would be so sad it slept out of your mind...

    March 22nd, 2014


    60 chaussée Saint-Martin

    51100 REIMS

    March 26th, 2014

    7 : 30 pm


    Maison Commune du Chemin Vert

    Place du 11 Novembre 

    51100 REIMS

    April 11th, 2014

    Final deadline to hand in your photos if you want to take part in the European Week's photo contest.

    Everyone should write down in their diaries, that the 1st edition of the European Week in Chagall will take place from May 12th to May 16th. Lots of events in prospect !


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  • 1L1 and 1L2 students (16 years old) have written poems.

    Luiza reports:



    As part of the lesson we studied a few poems from  " The Children's Poetry Archive" . Every student had to choose a poem that corresponded to them  most. We learned by heart and stood before the class. Then we proceeded to the oral. After that, the teacher asked us to write a poem of our own, but we had to get inspiration from our previously learned poem. Here are some poems written by these students:




    The month after November

    I think I’ll make a gift.

    I think I’ll change the number

    Of the population shift.


    The mirror is unbroken

    So I think I’ll gaze at my reflection.

    I’ll be making myself up

    With a clown’s makeup.


    I don’t like apples

    Therefore I think I’ll make a pie.

    When I speak

    I’ll start at the end.








    If you want to read the other poems, click here:


    All the poems haven't been published yet, so, please feel free to come back !

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