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New concours de la francophonie


The Institut français d’Ecosse, in partnership with SCILT, launched in 2016 le concours de la francophonie, a new national competition to encourage all young French learners and their teachers around Scotland and to celebrate the international day of la francophonie.

Here are the winners of this 2016 edition :

P1/P4
WINNER: East Lothian – Cockenzie Primary – P1
RUNNER-UP: Edinburgh City – Royal High Primary – P2

P5/P7
WINNER: Inverclyde – St Ninian’s Primary School – P7
RUNNER-UP: Stirling – Doune Primry – P5

S1/S3
WINNER: North Lanarkshire – Coatbridge High – S1

S4/S6
WINNER: Glasgow City – Smithycroft Secondary – S4

The 6 winning teams were invited to celebrate la journée mondiale de la francophonie at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 18 March 2016.

See the pictures of the ceremony here.

Our sponsors for this competition are:
TOTAL E&P UK
The Franco-Scottish Society

The national jury was composed of:

  • Thomas Chaurin, Scotland based Education Attaché of the French Embassy in the UK
  • Toria Fraser, LanguagesTeam, Curriculum Unit, Scottish Government
  • Louise Glen, Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland
  • Lynne Jones, Professional Development Officer, SCILT

For this first edition, we have received entries from the Councils of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, East Lothian, Edinburgh City, Fife, Glasgow City, Highlands, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross, South Ayrshire, Stirling, West Lothian and from various independent schools.

Thank you to all of you for your participation and see you soon for the 2017 edition!

Thomas Chaurin
Education Attaché

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French Institute in Scotland 2016