Dec 122017
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Awarding Excellence

The DELF Awards ceremony, attended by over 130 students, parents and teachers, was held on Thursday 23 November at St Christopher’s Saar Campus. Following a piano rendition of the Bahrain and French National Anthems performed by Mohamed Alnajjar and a welcome address from Mrs Wendy Bataineh, Head of Junior School, the Director of the Alliance Francaise, Mr Christopher Olry, made his address in which he congratulated the students on their success in the DELF examinations in June 2017. Mr Thomas Boillot, Head of Studies at the Alliance Francaise, made his address and congratulated the students on their success in their French studies and hailed the well-established cooperation which exists between St Christopher’s School and the Alliance Francaise. Mr Olry and Mr Thomas Boillot presented the DELF Certificates to the students assisted by Mrs Nassima Chebel, French Subject Leader in the Junior School, and Mr Jamel Bazzouz, Head of Modern Foreign Languages in the Senior School. Prizes were also presented to students who achieved particularly highly in each of the DELF Award categories. Eighty-two students sat DELF Prim and DELF Junior examinations in June 2017. Two of the DELF Award recipients, Layla Al-Dahwy, Year 7, who scored the highest mark in the DELF Prim A2 category, and Noor Hammad, Year 13, who scored the highest mark in the DELF Junior B2 category, made very eloquent addresses in French reflecting on their personal experiences of studying the French language and French culture. The Ceremony closed with group photographs of all DELF students.