Happy Birthday, MLK!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 02 January 2021 > Celebrate

The third Monday of January is a federal holiday in the U.S.A., in honour of Martin Luther King. In keeping with King’s philosophy, citizens are encouraged to treat it as a day of service to others by volunteering in their communities. As the slogan says, it is “a day on, not a day off”. Starting … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, MLK!”

Discovering Life on Organic Farms with WWOOF

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 10 June 2020 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

If you’d like to find out more about farming, discover a new place and culture and meet new people, WWOOFing could be just the thing. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It’s a non-profit organisation which began in the UK in 1971 and now exists in more than 100 countries on six … Continue reading “Discovering Life on Organic Farms with WWOOF”

Saying Thanks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 06 April 2020 > In the News

An artist in Yorkshire, England, has been painting murals to pay tribute to National Health Service workers and other helping and supporting them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rachel List was asked by a Pontefract pub to paint a mural in support of the NHS. It was so successful, she’s been asked by others to make … Continue reading “Saying Thanks”

U.S. Trips for Low-Income Lycéens

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 31 January 2017 > Pedagogy

Every year, the American Embassy Youth Ambassadors for Community Service programme allows 20 French lycéens from low-income families to go on an expenses-paid two-week trip to the U.S. The trips, for 20 high-school students and 10 youth leaders involved in community work, aim to develop intercultural links between French and American young people, and develop … Continue reading “U.S. Trips for Low-Income Lycéens”