On March 11, AUN Academy (Elementary) marked its Music and French Day with a series of school events to promote French and music particularly in a learning environment.
Parents as well as staff members and pupils attended.
The event kicked off with the Nigerian National Anthem and Pledge, both of which were rendered in French.
“Every term, we choose a particular subject and set aside a day to mark it. Today we are celebrating music and French and it is a good thing that these children have a background in French language in case they grow up and want to study in French-speaking countries”, said the Executive Director of AUN Schools, Mrs. Nkem Uzowulu, who added that after English, French is among the most spoken languages in the world. “In fact, you have to know how to speak French before you get employed in some places,” she said.
Parents at the event were impressed by the performances of the pupils who took to the stage to display their prowess in French poetry and music.
Each grade of the AUN Academy (Elementary) moved smartly to the stage to present a song and a poem. Some of the pupils also displayed their musical skills with the use of violins and flutes.
“Today is a day we do virtually everything in French. We sing, recite poems, and mime songs in French,” Nathan Mosugu and Nada Mbah, Grade 3 pupils told us.
The day ended with some African dance steps by pupils in Grade 5. Parents and staff members could not hide their enthusiasm--they quickly picked up their phones and tablets to take shots of the dance. It was really an entertaining moment.
By Nubwa Ibrahim