Sunday, July 6, 2014
Another Busy Week
Week 4 was another week jam-packed with activities. Monday we had our second installment of the Dessert Exposition. This time is was the group Blanc, who provided us with tasty treats to sample. All of which were delicious. Hopefully they remember to bring the recipes home with them at the end of the summer. After sampling all of the tasty desserts, we also celebrated Evelyn's and Katie's birthdays. Below is a photo from the dessert exposition and more photos can be found at the link at the bottom of the post.
The rest of the week continued on with class as usual. Tuesday we had our third session with Babi, our fitness instructor (an optional activity for those students who are interested) and Wednesday afternoon we went down to the valley for sports in the afternoon. Amber and Sarah Kay led half of the group in some outdoor yoga, while Jamie and I tried to keep up with all the soccer stars we have here this summer.
Friday morning, we had our Défilé de Mode, where the stagiaires strutted their stuff showing off their best French fashion. After classes, we offered bowling in the afternoon as an optional activity before the reception at the Mayor's office. Because this activity was optional, not all of the stagiaires participated, but those who did had a blast. Below is a group picture.
After bowling, all of the stagiaires and their families met at City Hall for the official reception at the Mayor's Office. Unfortunately, the Mayor could not attend, so we were welcomed by the Adjunct Mayor for Education, Mme Brigitte Blévin. Two students, Molly MacGuire and Morgan Cornacchini gave a joint speech to the families and guests. After the students, an alumni of the Honor's Program, who is currently living in Saint-Brieuc spoke and provided us with a brief glimpse of how the program has changed over the last 50 years.
Following the formal presentations, the stagiaires sung La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem. We then surprised them by having them sing The Star Spangled Banner. It was the 4th of July after all. After singing, everyone enjoyed light refreshments before it was time to go home so that all of the French families could catch up on the World Cup game. Sadly, France lost to Germany.
Next Wednesday we have our final excursion. Stay tuned for more on the amazing activities of our stagiaires!
Here are more pictures from the weeks events:
Le Concours de Desserts - Blancs
Le Défilé de Mode
Réception à la Mairie