100 Million Trees

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 April 2024 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The Kenyan government wants its people to plant 100 million trees to regreen the country. They even have a new tree-planting holiday. And the ultimate goal is much bigger: to plant 15 billion trees in 10 years. The JazaMiti initiative, which means “fill with trees” in Swahili,  aims to help tackle climate change. As in … Continue reading “100 Million Trees”

Your Money or Your Life!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 April 2024 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Dick Turpin was a highway robber in early 18th-century England. Unlike Robin Hood, he didn’t rob the rich to give to the poor. But he became a legend thanks to early “tabloid media”: broadsheets and penny dreadfuls. A new TV series takes a humorous look at the historic criminal. Dick Turpin could be considered as … Continue reading “Your Money or Your Life!”

Irish Independence: Online Exhibition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 April 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

This online exhibition offered by the Centre culturel irlandais in Paris will give pupils an insight into the turbulent history of Irish independence. These B1+/B2 texts are a means for your students to better understand Ireland’s troubled history while learning / revising the lexical fields of war and violence. This resource  could either be used … Continue reading “Irish Independence: Online Exhibition”

Romeo and Juliet Without Words

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 19 March 2024 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

British choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company New Adventures pride themselves in finding new ways of “telling stories without words”. In Romeo and Juliet, Bourne has taken one of the best-known words in the English language and transformed the familiar story in a reinvention which plays on the dystopian elements of the original script. Bourne … Continue reading “Romeo and Juliet Without Words”

Benediction: Siegfried Sassoon Biopic

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 05 March 2024 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Siegfried Sassoon was one of the most famous of the British World War I poets but unlike Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke or Edward Thomas, Sassoon survived the war he had despised while serving brilliantly. Terence Davies’ final film traces both the war service and the long life looking for meaning which followed, with Jack Lowden … Continue reading “Benediction: Siegfried Sassoon Biopic”

Happy Feet

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 February 2024 > In the News Shine Bright Collège

When humans have trouble walking, they can get help with orthopaedic shoes or prosthetics. What happens when an animal has a problem? San Diego Zoo in California fitted one of its penguins with customised shoes to help with a degenerative foot condition. Lucas, an African penguin, developed a chronic condition called bumblefoot, which occurs in … Continue reading “Happy Feet”

Your Students Have Talent! Gangsta Granny

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 February 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège

In our series “Your Students Have Talent”, check out these amazing comic strips created as an intermediate task by pupils using our Reading Guide Gangsta Granny. The 4e Euro students were studying David Walliam’s humourous novel and were tasked with creating an illustrated version of the scene where the protagonist Ben discovers a biscuit tin … Continue reading “Your Students Have Talent! Gangsta Granny”

Our West Side Story Reading Guide Has Arrived

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 February 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

If you are studying the 1961 film of West Side Story with your LLCER 1ère students, our Reading Guide will help them analyse key scenes, explore the background and inspiration to the work, and different iterations of this story of star-crossed lovers. West Side Story is a 20th century retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set … Continue reading “Our West Side Story Reading Guide Has Arrived”