The College Play is highly popular with our students. The Anglophone Section has been producing drama productions for over 18 years. The play is usually a musical and the main roles are by audition. The 2013 production was Alice in Wonderland.
Buthiers Outdoor Weekend
Each year, at the end of September/beginning of October, the Anglophone Section Collège students are offered the opportunity of participating in a weekend of outdoor activities at the Buthiers Open Air Adventure Centre some 20 km from Fontainebleau in the heart of the beautiful forest.
Students travel by coach to the camp early on a Friday morning and spend the next two and a half days enjoying a wide variety of activities. These include rock-climbing, abseiling, karting and handi-sports and culminate in the thrilling aerial adventure course combining tree trekking, daring descents and the spiders web. All these activities are organised by the fully qualified camp staff. Accommodation is in comfortable dormitories and the food is wonderful! Parents collect their children at the end of the camp just before lunch on the Sunday.
Throughout the duration of the camp, Anglophone Section staff (and often parents) accompany the students to ensure adequate supervision and to enable students and staff to get to know each other better outside the confines of the school and classroom.
Students are informed of the dates of the camp at the start of the new school year and, although this activity is very popular and places are limited to approximately 70, the Section strives to ensure fairness in allocating places. When appropriate, priority is given to students new to the Section and to France in order to help facilitate their integration into their new environment.
This camp, bringing together as it does a group of boys and girls of all ages between 11 and 14 as well as Section teachers (and usually the Head of Section!) offers an excellent opportunity for all involved to forge new friendships, experience and strengthen mutual understanding, build self confidence and, of course, to enjoy a wonderful time in this beautiful setting.
London Theatre Trips
The Collège London Theatre Trip has proved to be very popular over the last 12 years.
Every year around 30 Collège students (4e and 3e) spend 6 days in London visiting the city, its sights and its museums but the main focus is on the Theatre. We manage to see 4 or 5 top shows and plays on in the West End, probably the greatest theatre land in the world. A backstage tour of one of the theatres provides an insight to behind the scenes.
This is, of course, a wonderful cultural experience for the students, some of whom have never visited England before and provides a great introduction to theatre.
The Anglophone Section houses a well-stocked library with a wide variety of literature from different sources. Students may study in the library during their free periods between classes.
The following books are favourites and are awaiting eager readers on our shelves: