On May 4, two Grade 8 students traveled for the first time to the SFU campus in Surrey to participate in the provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire. In this competition, students write and present French speeches to a panel of judges.
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The point of this visit was to get international perspectives on possible ways to solve climate change and to meet people from a different part of the world. After we were all introduced, we were separated into two calls and talked about climate change and ways to fix it.
This exchange is truly an enriching experience for the Spanish students and Southpointe families and students. It is an encounter where individuals from two different cultures share interests, experiences, stories, customs and cultural perspectives. Here’s what our home-stay families and students had to say about their experience:
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