4th Inter-School French Competition on the 18th of February 2012
In keeping with its tradition, ISC-Lahore held the 4th Inter-School French Competition on the 18th of February 2012. The timing was perfect as spring was around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than the song and dance gala offered by the French Department of ISC-Lahore.
It was a colorful event. Several dignitaries from the Embassy of France and the French Cultural Center (Alliance Française) graced the occasion. Among these were: Dr. Frédéric Bessat, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of France, Pakistan, Mrs. Gisèle Butt-Mourlon, President of the Committee of the French Cultural Center, Mr. Dominique Scobry, Director of the French Cultural Center of Lahore, Mrs. Carole Merle, Mrs. Aline Juillerat and Mr. Tassaduq Altaf.
Dr. Catala, the Head of French Department at ISC, delivered the opening remarks followed by the national anthems of Pakistan and France sung by students. As hosts, ISC-Lahore performed first with a song, a dance and two short skits. The Aitchison College presented a parody called “Paranoid Godfathers” which was full of suspense, drama and mystery. The story revolved around the murder of the don. The young actors were both confident and enterprising. The next performance was by Alliance Française who performed a short play called “The pitfall or the traffic policeman”. The exaggerated and inane questions of the policeman garnered lots of praise from the audience. Beaconhouse Newlands performed a play called “The unexpected guests”. This was followed by some performances by the host school. Here, the song ‘I am a southerner’ deserves to be specially mentioned. Dr. Catala and her team of grade 7 students captivated the audience by their wonderful rendition of the song.
The students from Kinnaird College sang and performed to the song “Eternize me”. The song was mellifluously delivered and the performers gave a synchronized performance. The audience was mesmerized by their beautiful performance. The Lahore College for Women University gave a dramatized version of the play”thirteen”. The University of Punjab entertained the audience with their play “The next paying guest”. Right before the break, ISC presented two great activities, one poem named: « Brotherhood » written by Bhawleen Singh of Grade 7 and a hilarious comedy play by our 8 graders: « Questions for a Francophone »! The competition ended with yet another scintillating delivery by Dr. Catala who sang the story of the human spirit and captivated the audience by her lovely voice! The song promoted the idea of tolerance and the belief that »you are here for a reason. »
At the end of the competition Ms. Margo, Director of ISC-Lahore and the Chief Guest, Dr. Frédéric Bessat, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of France, Pakistan gave their closing comments; they acknowledged the wonderful presentation of French culture and language.
Finally prizes were distributed amongst the winners. The results were as follow:
4 ème Concours Jeunes Talents Francophones
- 1st Kinnaird College
- 2nd L.C.W.U
- 3rd Alliance Française
- 1st Kinnaird College
- 2nd. University of the Punjab
- 3rd LCWU
Chief Guest Award:
Awarded by Dr. Frédéric Bessat, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of France, Pakistan
ISC Director’s Cup:
Awarded by Ms. Margo Abdel Aziz, ISC-Lahore Director
Special Prize of the Jury: