Friday, 21 November 2008


Starts on November 22 2008, the European Week of waste reduction, promoted in Europe by the City and Regions for Recycling and sustainable use of resources (

Monday, 6 October 2008

our school

Our high school is called « Condorcet ».
It is composed of 4 buildings in shape of “U ”, every building has 3 floors, there are eight classrooms by floor, a gymnasium and a refectory at the bottom of the playground.

There are two entrances , one for the pupils and the other for the teachers.
There is a green area in the playground to lengthen ourself.
The building C is reserved for the sciences subjects and at the first floor is MDL, in French that mean “ Maison des jeunes”: it’s a classroom when the pupils have free times, the B for the administration but the CDI is in too, in French “ Centre de documentation et d’informations ” it’s a classroom where we can read and search informations, the A is for the other subjects, the D for the infirmary.
In English we must make a quizz about the European union, we learn the 5 competences: the interaction , the oral production, the oral comprehension, the write production and the write comprehension.
this is the pupils entrance

the playground
The teacher’s entrance

this is the gymnasium

the (CDI)
written by eddy and guillaume

Lens, our city

Lens is a french city in the north of France, in the Pas-De-Calais department. In Lens there are about thirty-seven thousand inhabitants (thirty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty-three exactly).

The « terrils »

The Racing Club of Lens

This city is especially famous for its « terrils » (the terrils are big piles of charbon), its football team, the Racing Club of Lens and for its Louvre. The Louvre is a museum, like the one of Paris( but it isn't built yet).

During the second world war, Lens has been pratically entirelly destroyed.

The stadium Félix Bollaert

The University
The town center

In Lens, there are lots of schools and high schools. I am in the Condorcet high school with my friends. There are the stadium Félix Bollaert and an university. In the the town center, there are lots of shops.

written by nicolas

Sunday, 5 October 2008

The Louvre Lens

LOUVRE-LENS the second larger museum in FRANCE
Brief pesentation:
The Louvre-Lens is an antenna of the museum of the Louvre which will be located at Lens in the Pas-de-Calais. The new building will accommodate semi-permanent exposures representative of the whole of the collections of the museum of Louvre, renewed regularly. It will also accommodate temporary exhibitions of national or international level. The new establishment, the known as Louvre-Lens will have the statute of “museum of France” and will be placed under the authority of the public corporation of the museum of Louvre. Its opening is planned for the end of 2010 for the public but will be surely finished for spring 2010.

The site of the Louvre-Lens future is in the middle of the city,
on a slightly elevated ground.
It will be built on the green area
in the center of this photograph.

Let us begin our visit with the entry located on the line of the air sight .

A way in the trees leads to a large cleared ground.

This ground was arranged to allow the visit and to give itself an idea of the extent of the project.

Explanatory panels were planted.

written by Boualem

after school

After school, We have break and drink.

Then we do our homework and learn during one hour.

After we eat and we wash.

Then we watch TV( We like watch music channel for exemple MTV, series in English for exemple "One tree hill" and french series for exemple "The Beautiful life")

Or we are chated on msn .
And we sleep for a good day for tomorrow.

written by Camille and Amélie

the football team of our town

The R C L
In the city of Lens , there is a passion by the inhabitants : the football . And in Lens there is a big team of football since 1906... I will to tell you the history of this team ...
In 1906 , it ' s here the start ...
... in the pub of " Boulevard des ecoles " , in Lens ...
It s in this mythic place that the peoples went for playing football , on the " La Place Verte " ( Now it s the " Place de la République " ) .
The first colors of the team were green ( for the " Place Verte " and black ... for the coal , of course !!!
The players must to change of place for playing because they disturbed the inhabitants . So they went in a big field for playing ...
1907 was too the year when the team changed his colors for the second times --> the Tshirt were black and red .
Between 1908 and 1912 ...
... the players must to change again the place for playing before to go to " Les Glissoires " , the place for the trainings and the amical matches .
The First World War ...
During the WW1 , the RCL was miss , but the club to come back to life thanks to the " Comité de secours Americain " . The colors was then blue and white .
1924 , the " Sang et Or " !!!
It s in 1924 that he RCL had his definitives colors:
the red and the yellow .
An evenig , next a meeting ,the players and the seniors executives to cross near the ruins of the chuch St Leger and one of the people saw that there were in this ruins the spanish remains ...
Spane !!! This colour , to ones of arens . The red and the yellow were a lights for M.Moglia , the headmaster of the club .
1934 the Felix Bolleart stadium ...
Thanks for their good result , the city of Lens give to the club a stadium...the " Felix Bolleart " stadium ... During 4 years it s will the allianc between the coal and the football in Artois .
( The first nocturns installations were built on the 20th of april in 1954 )
1962 The start of the end of the RC Lens ???
In 1962 , the colliery closed !!! So it didn t money for the club !!! So , on the 1st of april 1974 , the club sign an agrement for the free arrangement of the stadium with the city of Lens .
Since this agrement others installations were built for the world football cup in 1998 and for the euro in 1984 notably .
The capacity of the stadium now is of 41 233 places .
The principals honours of the RCL
_winner of " Ligue 1 " --> 1998
_winner of " Ligue 2 " -->1937 1949 1973
_winner " coupe de la ligue " --> 1994 1999
_best public of France -->2000 2002

written by Pierre

Lille, a big city in the north of France

We're going to talk about lille , this is the biggest city of '' nord-pas-de-calais '', there are about 224 900 inhabitants. Lille is a university town, lots of poeple all over the europe come to Lille to study.. Lille is a big financial center, lots of people from all over the world go to lille, in lille there is a '' TGV '' station, this is speed train. In Lesquin, next to lille, there is an airport. From Lille we can go to Paris ( the capital of France ) with '' TGV '' that takes 1hour and that cost about 40€-50€
The center of Lille
We go in lille for the shopping, we go there from the station of Lens it takes about 30 minutes and that cost about 7€, In lille there are lots of shops, for example next to the station there is a big shopping center that calls Euralille.
To do shoping you can also go in the center of Lille for example in ‘‘Galeries lafayette '' or in '' Printemps '' these are very famous shops. To travel in the town we can use the subway or the tramway.

Galeries Lafayettes

Lille was the European capital of culture in 2004. In Lille there are lots of museums like the '' Tripostal '' or '' Les Beaux Arts “ cinémas, theaters. That is a concert hall where famous singers sing. Lille is an historic town with old district but that a modern city too. In lille there is a big team of football it is called '' LOSC ''
written by Elise and Benjamin

the secondary school life in france

About the secondary school life: in our school, we must study many subjects ; English, History, French, Maths, Physics, Biology, and Sport. We have to choose a second language, German or Spanish. Or, in « Condorcet » , we can choose a lot of options. The european class, story of art, art, music, latin, « MPI », greek, russia, sport... When we have many option, we have approximately 37 hours a week, but without option, we work approximately 32 hours. We work from Monday to saturday (On wednesday and saturday, only on morning) we begin the day at 8:10am and finish at 5:35pm. We have a break on midday, between 30 minutes and 3 hours.
written by felix and juliette

the "cote d'opale"

In the north of France there is the “cote d’opale”, in the “nord pas-de-calais”.
On the “cote d’opale” there are lots of touristic towns especially the Touquet , dunkerque, Boulogne….
There is the sea ( la manche) and the beach of fine sand.

On the beach we can cycle or walk to appreciate the landscape.
We can do sand castles, play beach volley or beach soccer.
There are other activities like fishing, kite surfing, or sailing.

In the town center, we find also many activities: football, dance, tennis, golf, fencing, rugby…

In the forest, we can ride a horse, hunt, or walk.

There are two types of dwellings:
-The apartment s with the see sight,

-the villas in the forest,

-Between January and April, there is the carnival of Dunkerque. It’s take place in Dunkerque during 2 and 3 months during the week ends.

- There is “l’enduro du touquet” : this is a course of motorbikes and quads , the 21/02/2009 :

There is competitions of kites :

The traditional meal:
It’s composed of potatoes and moulds, this is “la moule frite”:

written by anne-sophie and pauline

where we are

A brief presentation of the pas de calais and famous places in france

Here is the map of Nord-Pas-De-Calais in France. It is our region.

Here is the "Opal Coast",
it’ s a picture of the sea in the North of France.

Our city, Lens. The photography was taken at Christmas, in front of the Church St Léger.

This is the Stadium Bollaert , it’s in Lens !

Next to our city, we can go to several places to hace fun,
for example: in the cinema Pathé in Lièvin.

This photography represents the city of Lille, one of the big cities of the North of France.

There are many shops as Gallerie Lafayette or Euralille.
written by Madeleine and Justine

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Hello from France

Hello everybody,
We are the pupils from the secondary school “Condorcet”, it’s located in a town called Lens in the North of France (Pas-De-Calais). We are about twenty pupils, fifteen years old and we work in this European class to improve our English skills. Our School is very big, there are three different levels, 2nd, 1er and Terminal where you pass an exam called baccalaureat. It’s our first year of study in this School, so we are in 2nd. Other than English, we also study subjects like: French, History, Maths, Physics, Geography…
In our Euro-English class, we are all working together on common the subject “Domestic wastes”. We are very happy to work with you, which is why we are writing on this blog to communicate ideas.
Thank You ! And enjoy your visit ;-)
The 2d3 euro group

Friday, 12 September 2008

Galati - the town of the Danube river - Romania

The most beautiful places in Galati are:

The Danube’s front is one of the most representative zones of Galatz. A place of promenade for everyone, here musical concerts and sporting competitions took place frequently. It offers a high relaxation potential for people of all ages ,from little children to old people. It is almost the most populated recreation zone in Galatz.

The Orthodox Cathedral: was built between 1906-1917, after the architectural plans of Petre Antonescu and Stefan Burcus. The construction stands out in the architectural plan of Galati ,being conceived with one dome without lateral apsides.

This is the first Romanian contemporary art museum, opened in 1967 as a place were specialists, visitors and artists could discover the new trends, subjects, techniques and changes in current art and artistic creation. Since the very first years of it's opening, the Visual Art Museum in Galatzi has been one of the most important and popular cultural institutions in the region, and it's impressive local collections are highly regarded by experts.

The Public Garden is situated near the student’s complex and represents an appropriate zone to relax . It offers an excellent scenery of the Brates Lake and the main train station of Galatz.A walk in the public garden,where a few years ago you could play bowling and cricket,now you can see beautiful and rare flowers, dark alleys and an artesian fountain which water is carried by the wind.

An important public library in the region of Down of Danube, founded in 1889, Library "V.A. Urechia" has a large number of rare books and special collections. Now is one of most modern libraries in Romania, deeply involved in changing its services towards user proper benefits based on IT.

In this building once lived Alexandru Ioan Cuza (the first prince of the Romanian Principalities) in 1844-1859.In 1937 the “Cuza Voda Association” is founded, which had in mind to renovate the house and transform it into a museum. The donation of teachers Ecaterina and Paul Pasa constituted the centre of the visualized exposition. On 24th January 1939 the museum Is opened. For the construction’s rehabilitation, Since 1986 the museum was closed to the public. Since 1995 it’s known as the Museum “House of Cuza Voda”.

The existence of “Vasile Alecsandri” National High School that had only boys as students started with the first years of existence of the modern Romanian state, Associated with the changes that Al.I.Cuza made during his regency. On the 23rd of November 1867 is founded a high school for boys and the young teacher Ioan Cetatianu was named the first principal of the new school.
These days the high school is named as Vasile Alecsandri National High School and it is very prestigious because of its’ very good results that both students and teachers achieved.

The State Theatre was established on 1 September 1955. Although there were drama, comedy, and tragedy actors, they have waited whole decades for the establishment of an institution with actors, permanent program and an adequate room. In 1973 it has been named the Dramatic Theatre and from the year 2000 – The Dramatic Theatre “Fani Tardini”. Since the year 1976, by the initiative of headmaster Mihai, there has been organized the first comedy show in Romania, under the name of Colloquial for the art of comedy.

The local History Museum was named the museum Cuza Voda, based on the V.A. Urechia and Paul and Ecaterina Pasa collections. The construction was built in 1937-1939. The history museum of Galatz was inaugurated at 24 January 1939, due to the 80th anniversary of the Romanian Principalities Union.
The Museum of History contains important traces from prehistory, ancient times, middle age as well as from the modern and contemporary epoch together with a valuable ethnographical collection from the county of Galatzi.

The Eminescu Park was settled in 1869, and it is keeping some trees dating back the time of Mihai Eminescu who has been there in the last years of its life. In the park is a little artificial lake and a place where the military fanfare sustained recitals. Its fame is given by the presence of Eminescu’s statue.

The Botanic Garden is included in the Complex of Nature Science and dominates the left side of the Danube. You can admire plants from tropical and subtropical zones.
The Japanese garden with the lampion, the cascade, the lake and the water lilies invite you to meditation and recreation.
On the principal axle of the garden your eyes will be delighted by the diversity of colors and shapes of the ornamental plants.

Presentation made by Bianca Roxana Masgras, student at “Vasile Alecsandri” High School, Galati, Romania