The Oak of the United States of Europe” of Victor Hugo ? Work in progress at the French school…

In 1871, in the garden of hi


s Hauteville-House in Guernsey – that is to say, very closed – Victor Hugo planted an acorn with his grandchildren. He named the upcoming tree “Oak of the United States of Europe”, a tree that would see Europe united and at peace. More than a century after Hugo’s death, the oak is still alive: what an illustration of the strenght of nature and its power of incarnation of great ideas!

The pupils of 4F worked in November in French class around the person of Victor Hugo. The opportunity, within the framework of the Erasmus + NIOS program, to discover “a visionary” of the Europe we know. Here is the document which comes from their work, preparatory to a realization in plastic arts: the question was putting in relation the text of a speech of the great man and the reality that we know. Well beyond the EU, the idea of ​​Europe, with variable geometry, is a real entity today!

Here you can dicover the upcoming work of the 4F 2017-2018 group in Arts, and the real oak of Victor Hugo, not that far away from our school since its land is Hauteville House’s garden in Guernesey Island, Channel Islands, where the great man used to leave more than 18 years…


France – Newsletter n°18 – Avril 2018

NIOS – Lettre d’info n°18 – La nature est notre force – (Erasmus+ 2015-2018)

Can you be green while travelling?



Three groups of pupils in Year 9 have worked on this sustainable development project during their English lessons : Can you stay green while travelling ?

They followed the adventures of a group of students who had to take part in a eco-friendly road trip across the USA to promote green travelling.

They also had to do some personal research to find examples of eco-friendly activities and tips to transform a travel into a green travel.

They put their ideas in common and then, they designed posters promoting examples of eco-friendly activities that everybody can do on Earth Day for example and also example of green tips to go green while travelling.

Mael, our school ambassador, is currently in Saattut to talk about this project to the Greenlandic and the Polish delegations.

Les élèves de 4C, 4D et 4E ont travaillé ce trimestre sur la problématique liée au développement durable suivante :

Peut-on voyager tout en oeuvrant à la protection de la planète et tout en étant écologique ?

Ils ont travaillé sur ce projet pendant les cours d’anglais et ont suivi les aventures d’un groupe d’élèves effectuant un road trip écologique à travers les Etats Unis afin de promouvoir l’éco-tourisme.

Ils ont également du réfléchir et faire des recherches personnelles afin de trouver des activités faciles à mettre en place et qui aident à protéger la nature ainsi que des conseils pratiques simples et efficaces pour transformer un voyage classique en voyage écologique.

Après avoir mis en commun leurs idées, ils ont fabriqué des posters récapitulant des idées d’activités écologiques ainsi que des conseils pour voyager « vert ».

Maël, élève de 4D et ambassadeur du collège, est en ce moment même à  Saattut pour présenter les résultats de ces travaux aux délégations polonaises et groenlandaises.










Flash back on meeting in Saattut’s presentations, wednesday February 14th 2018: here they are !

From pupils from Greenland :

and :

From pupils from Poland :

From pupils from France:

Special needs pupils’ work :

and work in english lessons for 4F’s group :

and work English lessons for 4D’s group:

and work about discovering Europe’s idea roots in French lessons for the 2 French groups