The winners of the first prize in each category were invited to attend a special French
immersion day on 23 March 2018 at the Institut français d’Ecosse to celebrate the
international day of la francophonie. Transport and lunch for the entire class were
offered. Winners took part in French workshops and received a selection of French
books. A similar award ceremony and immersion day will be organised in remote winning
The winners of the second prize in each category and of the prix spécial were awarded
a selection of French books. This school competition is sponsored by TOTAL E&P, the
Franco Scottish Society and is organised in partnership with the Alliance Française
de Glasgow, SALT, SCILT, the University of Edinburgh and TV5 Monde.
Award Ceremony 2017
Lord Brodie congratulates the Children
Three winning schools of the “Concours de la francophonie” received their prizes at
the special Award ceremony hosted at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 17 March
2017 by Emmanuel Cocher, Consul general of France in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
La francophonie is thriving in Scotland as a majority of children now learn French
from P1. To celebrate this renewed engagement with languages, the Institut français
d’Écosse launched in 2016 a national French competition, to celebrate the international
day of la francophonie with all young learners across Scotland.
This student-led competition is designed to value creativity in French and allow a
large participation of all primary and secondary schools. Learners are invited to
film a short piece, dialogue, song, play, report or any other production in French.
The competition is organised in two phases: Local Authorities choose their local champions
and a national jury select the winners. For this second edition, various Local Authorities
including Shetland Islands Council and Orkney Islands Council, and various independent
87 learners from three of the four winning schools will attend the ceremony, on 17
March at the Outreach Center at the University of Edinburgh. The ceremony will be
preceded by various activities in French conducted by students of French at the University
of Edinburgh and teachers of the Institut français d’Écosse.
Award Ceremony 2016
Thomas Chaurin talks to the Students
The Award Ceremony for the Concours de la Francophonie took place at Edinburgh University
on Friday 18th March 2016 in the presence of the French Consul General/Director of
the French Institute.
Pupils from schools in several regions of Scotland were present in the lecture theatre
of the David Hume Tower. The event was hosted by Thomas Chaurin, French Education
Officer at the French Institute.
After the event a buffet lunch was served and enjoyed by all participants. The Edinburgh
Branch of the Franco-Scottish Society is delighted to have helped support this event,
which encourages the learning of the French language and culture in schools across