Le Romain Rolland Webzine

Le magazine du Lycée Romain Rolland

18 novembre 2021
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Our Etwinning Project

Since last year, we have been working on a project funded by Erasmus+ called ‘’Protection of our Cultural Heritage’’ which consists of talking to students from the Czech Republic in English about our countries.

We started by introducing ourselves and then our schools. We found out that they have a similar system to us. They work five days a week, from Monday to Friday, and get the Saturday and Sunday off. Unlike us, however, they have lessons from 8 am to 2 pm and each lesson only lasts 45 minutes, meaning they have much shorter days than us. They also have a lot more free time, as their breaks can last up to 15 minutes. Their school year is split into 2 semesters instead of 3 like ours is. The Czech students start school on the 1st of September like we do, but their holidays are fairly different from in France. They have 3 days off in Autumn (from Wednesday to the end of the week), 10 days for Christmas and New Year, 6 days in spring and 2 months for the summer holidays.

We then talked about our various traditions for Christmas and Easter. For example, for Christmas, they make little boats out of walnuts and let them float around in a bowl full of water. They also have a tradition where a girl throws a shoe at the door and if it lands pointing towards the door, it means she will one day get married and leave home. However, if it doesn’t, she will remain home and won’t marry. They do have some that are similar to ours too, like decorated a tree in their houses and sharing gifts. For Easter, there are lots of traditional food recipes such as Mazanec, which a form of bread, lamb-shaped cakes covered in chocolate or icing sugar called Beránek, sprouted peas cooked with salt, pepper and butter called Pu?álka and a whole bunch of egg recipes. They also celebrate by reading short poems and carols and with a big parade with people dressed in costumes which anyone can join.

We also talked about our countries’ various monuments or historical places or things that are special to us and our countries. For example, on the French side, we talked about Guedelon Castle, the chateau in Bazoche, Vezelay, types of cheese… and the Czech students told us about the Schwarzenberg Tomb, the Dív?í Kámen which are the ruins of an old castle, a castle called Orlík which dates back to the 13th century and another called Rožmberk which is one of the oldest castles in the country. They also told us about bagpipes being a key part of their culture and how the beer produced in the Czech Republic is the most famous beer in the world.

To conclude, we learnt a lot about each other and it was over all a really fun experience.

 

 

 

Dans cet article nous avons parlé de notre projet sur Etwinning. Nous nous sommes présentés et on a appris beaucoup de choses sur eux comme sur nous, comme par exemple des différences par rapport aux programmes scolaires, comme les placements de leurs vacances et leurs horaires de cours. On a également appris quelques traditions, principalement de Noël et de Pâques, par exemple  quand les femmes jettent leurs chaussures au pas de la porte pour savoir si elles seront mariées et quitteront enfin la maison de leurs parents pour vivre leur nouvelle vie à Noël, ou alors faire flotter de petits bateaux en coque de noix dans un grand récipient d’eau. On a également découvert certains monuments comme le ‘Schwarzenberg Tomb’ ou encore un magnifique château nommé Orlík. Pour conclure, c’était une très belle expérience d’en apprendre un peu plus sur l’autre. 

18 décembre 2020
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Loulou Rentrée des classes

A l’occasion d’une fête du livre, j’ai réalisé en début d’année un ouvrage pour les enfants malades d’un centre hospitalier. Mais à cause de la  crise sanitaire, je n’ai pas pu leur présenter. Si vous souhaitez le découvrir, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous, bonne lecture !

https://www.flipsnack.com/CCAF6777C6F/mayoumba-louise.html

Louise MAYOUMBA MOUITHY

6 novembre 2020
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Le recueil de confinement des élèves du Lycée !

Le recueil « Moments de pauses : Coincés entre la terre et les nuages » a été écrit par des élèves de tous les niveaux du lycée Romain Rolland.

Ce projet a été organisé par Madame Martin-Pichot durant le premier confinement, ces 2 mois de non-sens. Il parle de nous, de nos expériences individuelles, de nos ressentis et de nos sentiments. Il nous a permis de mettre des mots là où nous ne savions plus en mettre. Il nous permettra, à tous, de nous souvenir.

Prenez une pause, et souvenez-vous avec nous, bonne lecture ! Vous pouvez le commander ou l’emprunter au CDI !

16 septembre 2020
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Aujourd’hui…

Aujourd’hui je vais le revoir… Aujourd’hui je vais le voir s’amuser, rire, travailler… Aujourd’hui je vais encore une fois passer ma journée à le contempler, à regarder ses lèvres que je rêverais d’embrasser, à regarder ses yeux bleus dans lesquels je rêverais de me noyer, à regarder son torse légèrement musclé que je rêverais de caresser. Mais surtout je vais passer ma journée à l’écouter parler avec sa voix grave fraîchement muée et son petit accent du Sud qui fait défaut ici.

Mon bus arrive au lycée, je vais pouvoir aller prendre place sur un banc, mon banc, celui où je passe mes journées, quand je ne suis pas en cours, à attendre et à espérer qu’il arrive. Ma meilleure amie ne devrait pas tarder à arriver aussi. Elle est la seule à savoir réellement qui je suis… Je ne peux en parler à personne d’autre, mes parents ne comprendraient pas et mes « amis » encore moins.

J’allume mon téléphone et lance ma musique préférée, un vieux tube que plus personne ne connaît mais qui me rend tellement nostalgique. Nostalgique de mon enfance où je ne me prenais pas la tête pour un garçon ou pour l’école ou encore de ce que penseraient les autres… Je me laisse bercer pas cette musique, en oubliant presque ma mission.

Mais soudain, je me redresse, deux de ses amis viennent d’arriver ce qui veut dire qu’il ne devrait pas tarder. Je me tiens prêt en me répétant cette phrase en boucle « Hey, ça va ? » au cas où il viendrait me parler, je suis beaucoup trop timide pour faire le premier pas…

Ça y est, j’entends ses pas derrière moi, mais j’entends également une paire de petits talons, c’est Lou qui est juste à côté de lui même si elle ne l’a pas remarqué. Ça me fait donc un super prétexte pour me retourner, sourire aux lèvres. Je commence à le regarder mais dès que je croise ses yeux, je ne peux m’empêcher de détourner le regard et de rougir.

Les deux vont arriver à peu près au moment… Je croise les doigts pour qu’il vienne enfin me parler… Mon cœur bat à 100 à l’heure et mon souffle s’accélère. Je me retourne pour que ça n’ait pas l’air suspect et soudain je sens une petite pression venant d’une main sur mon épaule et j’entends doucement :

« Hey, salut Hugo… »

25 juin 2020
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Lettres de confinement

Les elèves ont écrit des lettres pendant cette période si particulière du confinement : ils s’adressent à un lecteur fictif ou réel et expliquent ce qu’ils ont vécu, leurs activités, leur ressenti…

 

My dear friend,

I hope you’re doing well. I know the situation we are all living can be difficult for a lot of us, even me. I would like to talk about how I feel, a little bit. I don’t want to seem egoist, but I know you’re not going to judge me. I trust you and I know I can be weak, and sensitive about everything we are living with right now.

First of all, I would like to talk about the isolation. I am not someone who enjoys going out a lot, with my friends, my family or alone. I am a home lover and I like spending time in my house, reading or playing videogames. So, when our country was put in quarantine, it didn’t affect that much. I was thinking that it wasn’t going to change a lot for me in my life. But that was at the beginning. After almost a month, it started to become unbearable. I realize the fact that I was with my friends during most of the day, going to high school and spending time out of my house with other people. I’d never thought I would say that one day, but I was missing human contact. It’s really hard to stay alone, without your friends or people who came often at your house. I realize how hard it was to be alone. In a way, it’s an interesting experience to know how we react to loneliness, but it can also be awful to some people. It’s even harder when you see a lot of people enjoying their lives in the streets or at parties when you’re doing your best to stay at home and don’t go out because you’re not a selfish human who only thinks about his own joy. I was very angry because of that point especially.

Then, I will come up to another negative thing quarantine has brought to us. The decrease of motivation. I’m not only talking about school, even if it is also the fact. I’m talking about everything. I will talk about me but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who living it like this. First, obviously with school. At the beginning, it wasn’t that hard because we were all saying that it wasn’t for a long time. But now, we don’t have exams anymore, we’re nearly all know if we have or not our diplomas. So, because of that, keeping the motivation to work, staying concentrate during hours and hours in front of a computer, it’s not easy for everyone. But it also the fact for a lot of activities. Personally, I would love to learn Japanese. With the lockdown time, the time wasn’t the problem. I could have learnt the alphabet and then how to talk, but I couldn’t find the motivation to do it. It was the same for physical activities, finding motivation was even harder than the exercises themselves. It probably isn’t only because of the lockdown but I’m sure it didn’t help either.

To finish, I would like to approach something more positive than the two previous points. Lockdown give us time. I think especially about the parents who are working a lot and who don’t have time to play with their children. Work at home give them the opportunity to spend time with their family or to find themselves again. This big amount of free time gives a chance to some people to express their creativity, to improve their art’s skills. It isn’t only bad things. It allows all the people who can’t take the time to live or do what they like to spend their time in everything they want to. It’s an opportunity and, for some people, even a chance to try new things.

I’m sorry if my letter wasn’t the happier but I needed to talk about those things. It was important for me. Thank you for reading this, I’m feeling better. Be careful, times are tough.

20 juin 2020
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Dear Miss Jacquet,

It’s been almost three weeks that the end of the lockdown has been announced and to be honest, my vision of life has changed. Despite the fact that this period has been intense for me with the virtual classrooms, I learnt that there’s no need to live a life at 200mph everyday and that relaxing and taking some time for us is really good. And for me that vision works with a lot of things, as humans, we should learn to leave our Earth alone by reducing our consumption of clothes, food etc… The unlimited needs of humans push us to consume more and more but with the lockdown , I think that everyone learned to live with less things and became aware of the fact that the most important things in our lives are the love of a person, the love of our families and of our friends.

The lockdown also confirms my vision of the future, in my opinion we should reduce our emission of carbon, our consumption of food and clothes really fast because our planet can’t hold the rhythm. It makes me determined to act for the environment later by joining an NGO like Greenpeace. Concerning me, I have some habits that I need to apply in my everyday life like: practicing more sports like running or workout and to eat more fruits because it’s a challenge for me since a long time ago and I want to change this. I also want to be more sociable and to enjoy my youth with my friend way more than before.

On top of that, summer is coming and I can’t wait to enjoy my holidays!

Take care of yourself, see you in September!

Léandre

23 avril 2020
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Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Dear Manon, it was not long ago that I sent you a letter to explain the coronavirus to you.

Today, the situation is still complicated, we are confined and we do not know when we can go out. I want to talk to you about something that bothers me. The last few days I have spent in correspondence lessons have made me realize that I like this situation. I find it easier to focus and work. I even feel like I’m improving in some areas. All this is disturbing because, it is a crisis situation and I should not like this situation and yet if. I’m even afraid to go home, not to be able to find my rhythm. Of course I miss human contact a little, my friends…

For the past few days, we have been on vacation and I take advantage of this time at home to draw and play video games a lot. It’s been so long since I’ve been drawing and yet you know how much I love it. I draw a lot of cartoon characters because I like the Disney characters, their emotions and the moral of each of the films. At the moment I draw a lot according to my emotions and feelings, today, it is rather the discovery, a little sadness but especially the surprise to love this confinement as much. Then, video games allow me to escape just like drawing, I discover new games and I take the opportunity to play with my friends, it allows me to keep in touch and not to think about news for a few hours.

Finally, this confinement allows me to discover many things at home, but also to rediscover my passions that I no longer had the time to continue. I hope you liked this letter, I have given myself up a lot on what I feel, but I needed to confide.

Here is one of the drawings I was able to make in recent times. I take advantage of his confined holidays to improve my drawing and this one I am quite proud of. It has no special meaning, we watched it with my family and that moment made me want to draw it.

I think very much of you, see you soon.

Kyra