Princess Suffragette

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

Everyone has heard of the Suffragettes and their actions, yet, have you heard of Princess Suffragette? This Indian princess, whose father was the last ruler of the Sikh Empire, gave up her socialite life in order to fight for a cause. Meet Sophia Duleep Singh, goddaughter to Queen Victoria who got involved in Emmeline Pankhurst’s … Continue reading “Princess Suffragette”

Exploring British-Bangladeshi Identity

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 22 September 2023 > What's On

Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh blends dance, projections and theatre to explore the choreographer’s British-Bangladeshi identity. You can catch new tour dates in October in Paris and Cherbourg. Khan’s work fuses classical Indian dance and stories with contemporary dance. Chotto Desh means “little homeland” (Bangladesh is “the homeland of the Bengali people”). It is a child-friendly … Continue reading “Exploring British-Bangladeshi Identity”

Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 September 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège

The Commonwealth Youth Awards honour young people from around the world for their work trying to advance one or more of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s winner, Maya Kirti Nanan from Trinidad and Tobago, founded an organisation to help people with autism in her Caribbean island home.  The Commonwealth is a voluntary association … Continue reading “Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023”

Holi: Festival of Colours

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 06 March 2023 > Ready to Use

This resource will introduce students to an aspect of Indian culture: the festival of Holi, when participants throw brightly coloured powders and water to welcome the arrival of spring. Pupils will watch a video, listen to a short extract of a podcast and read an article to help them find out how Indians celebrate this … Continue reading “Holi: Festival of Colours”

The Earthshot Prizes: Class of 2022

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 December 2022 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The British Royal Foundation is awarding five Earthshot prizes a year till 2030 for innovative ideas to help the planet. The 2022 winners were announced at a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts, on 2 December hosted by Prince William. The winning projects are based in Australia, Britain, India, Kenya and Oman.  The first Earthshot Prizes were … Continue reading “The Earthshot Prizes: Class of 2022”

Around the World in 150 Photos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 05 February 2022 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Magnum photographer Steve McCurry may not be a household name but his photos are instantly recognisable, especially one of a young Afghan girl taken in Pakistan where her family had taken refuge in 1984. A retrospective at the Musée Maillol in Paris takes visitors around the world in his footsteps, to India, Papua New Guinea, … Continue reading “Around the World in 150 Photos”

The Earthshot Prizes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 20 October 2021 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The British Royal Foundation is awarding five prizes a year till 2030 for innovative ideas to help the planet. The Earthshot prizes have been named in reference to President Kennedy’s Moonshot project which concentrated innovators’ energies on putting a human on the Moon in the 1960s. Prince William explained that the aim of the Earthshots … Continue reading “The Earthshot Prizes”

Coming Very Soon: Shine Bright AMC

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 24 April 2021 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

If you’re teaching LLCER AMC, or will be next year, let us introduce the latest addition to the Shine Bright collection: Anglais, monde contemporain Cycle Terminal. It includes 28 chapters of varying lengths covering all the themes of the curriculum in 1e and Terminale, ranging across the English-speaking world. A group of authors teaching in … Continue reading “Coming Very Soon: Shine Bright AMC”

Shine Bright AMC Landmarks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 April 2021 >

As well the 28 Files, the Shine Bright AMC contains 34 pages of Landmarks: timelines and key information about the history and culture of English-speaking countries with an AMC angle. They were written by Juliette Hanrot, who teaches history and geography in DNL. These reference pages can be used to give pupils essential background when … Continue reading “Shine Bright AMC Landmarks”