2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.

In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. Of these approximately 90 per cent are endangered.

IY2019 is an opportunity to continue raising awareness and taking further actions to improve preservation and promotion of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Steve Mc Curry exhibition

Discover Steve Mc Curry’s photographs at ‘La Sucrière’ – until 26/05/2019

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Steve McCurry is among those iconic photographers whose work you may know without realising it. Do you remember the famous photograph of the “Afghan Girl” with green eyes that appeared on the cover of National Geographic? That was one of his.

This American photojournalist, who has been a member of the Magnum cooperative since 1985, has covered many war zones and photographed many countries, capturing portraits of their inhabitants or colourful street scenes.

The exhibition begins with black and white shots taken during his first trip to Afghanistan in the 1980s, where, after crossing the border in disguise, he followed a group of mujahideen.

5187570From India to China, Kuwait and Sri Lanka, 200 large-format photographs tell the story of his 35-year career, each evoking in its own way the story of people in their daily lives. With fleeting scenes and evocative portraits in which subjects lay themselves bare, Steve McCurry lifts the veil on humanity.

In addition, the photographer offers visitors a deeper understanding of his work as he tells the stories behind his photographs in the audio-guide.

Like an invitation to travel, this exhibition encourage us to explore life elsewhere in all of its rich diversity.

https://en.lyon-france.com/What-s-on/exhibitions/le-monde-de-steve-mccurry

Worksheet and homework for the Easter holiday (TS5-TS7):

STEVE MC CURRY EXHIBITION worksheet TS5-TS7

 

November 20th 2018 is Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2018: Children are taking over and turning the world blue

This year the world is going blue! We want to build a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential, and we know you do too.

World Children’s Day – a day for children, by children – is almost here and we want you to take part.

Get involved and #GoBlue  : Celebrate by wearing blue clothing or accessories and share with the world on social media

Take this survey (it only takes you a few minutes):

https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/49b4af7ae4374a0780ef78fc928ee232

 

Thinking allowed -ERASMUS + « Soon in France ! »

cimade logo22 students from 4 different countries will be with us soon (May 2nd- May 8th). We will be working on Human Rights, in regards to immigrants and refugees. The Erasmus + team is working hard to prepare the mobility to France and are learning about the issue of recent immigration to Europe. The CIMADE was present Wednesday March 21st and the students were congratulated for their exemplary behaviour and open mindedness!