Prix de la Paix Award -Caterham School

Winning essay winner Anastasia with (l to r) Rod Stead, Colin Vane and David Beckitt

From Mrs N. McVitty , Head of French Caterham School


The last couple of weeks have been really busy for the French Society.

On Tuesday 14th March, we welcomed our French partners from St Jo, Nay. One of our L6 pupil , Megan McGlashan, gave an insightful and enthralling presentation on the Cannes Film Festival. We then enrolled our French partners to assist with “a speed dating session” to practise different AS and A2 topics, such as integration, human rights, and different types of energy in France, en français bien sûr !

On Tuesday 21st March, we were delighted to welcome the Caterham Rotary Club who awarded their annual Prix de la Paix , a competition rewarding a 6th former studying French for an essay written in French on the theme of Peace. The competition was fierce and the decision difficult to make as the standard was high. Thank you to everyone who took part. The £100 Prize was awarded to Anastasia Lykova, U6 , for her incisive and original essay on the theme of terrorism in France. Anastasia then delivered a presentation on the same theme, sparkling a riveting and lively debate all in French.

(Photo features (l to r) Rod Stead Chairman Caterham Rotary International Committee, Colin Vane Club President, Anastasia Lykova, (winner) and David Beckitt Caterham Rotary Club and organiser of the competition.