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Part of the Modern Languages (Speech, Drama and Literary) category, French has a special bond with the Guernsey Eisteddfod due to the island’s strong connection to the Bailiwick’s Anglo-Norman heritage. The French Eisteddfod is a unique forum in which everyone, young and old, can participate in a journey of discovery through prose, poetry and music.
The children’s section is supported by both many of Guernsey’s schools and enthusiastic and committed French teachers.
French, as with all non-mother language tongues, as an adventure of discovery requiring a heightened interest and commitment to learn. Performers learn many important skills which the audience can appreciate both with the Junior Section Under 11 that takes place in the Beau Sejour theatre and the Secondary and Adult Sections that take place in a drama studio.
Learning French and entering the Guernsey Eisteddfod may be initially perceived as daunting but in the words of a couple of participants under the age of 13 years:
“It’s a great way to practise performing and improving your French at the same time. It’s exciting and a bit scary but you feel proud to have done it!”
“It helps your French, to learn how to say it and you aim to make the audience understand it too.”