Article written by Mila,
IBS student in 3eme pre-IB
On the week of the 17th October, 3eme preIB students volunteered to help and organise numerous activities throughout the whole week to raise money for the association of Sein Victoire.
The students were guided by two motivated première students, Evadora and Justine, who successfully led the operation. Throughout the busy week, volunteers all helped selling packets of candy and badges. The badges were bought by the ones who wanted to show their support on Friday 21st of October towards the numerous women fighting breast cancer. Students were also encouraged to wear pink to represent sensibility and femininity. Lastly, on the Friday, a bake sale was organised. Students who were taking a part in this charity event all baked goods which were sold to the students of IBS. As a result of their hard work over 1500 euros was raised and given to the Sein Victoire association. The students were later given a presentation by representatives of the association to learn more about their organisation.
The Sein Victoire association was created in 2002 by Doctor Pierre Opinel with the purpose of improving the care of patients in gynaecology and to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. This goal was later pursued by Dr.Shmitt, who became the president of the association. They organise many events which everyone is welcomed to take part in, the most famous one being the Sein Victoire walk. This 6km walk is a charity event organised for the ones who want to show support towards the women facing breast cancer. It includes many activities throughout the day to entertain and bring everyone together, such as raffles and concerts. The funds raised during this event are reinvested in workshops for the well-being of patients. Those workshops were created with the solemn motive of easing the long and hard battle against breast cancer: “for every patient is a workshop”. The Sein Victoire walk on October 16th 2021 permitted them to buy virtual headsets for patients who seek hypnotic therapy and relaxation, they also offer yoga lessons and makeup workshops. Sein Victoire even had a dancer from the Crazy Horse cabaret organise a dance and self-confidence class which also helped the numerous women going through chemotherapy to regain a sense of feminity. The aim of this association is to help patients with breast cancer from treatment to various workshops during the process of chemotherapy treatment. It also raises funds by organising numerous events and reinvests the money in tools that supports and eases the patient in the transition of the long journey awaiting them.
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in a women as 1 women out of 8 are affected. Further on, there is an average of 54,000 cases and 12,000 deaths per year. Which is why Sein Victoire has organised and encouraged women of any age to self-palpate and regularly check themselves. One is also encouraged to use the number Sein Victoire provides if an anomaly in their chest is noticed, the diagnostic is given within a day and often reassures many who had a common scare. Furthermore, women from the age of 50 are advised to have a mammography every 2 years since the risk increases as you get older. This alternative is a reduction of mortality of up to 35%.
The International Bilingual School Of Provence encourages its students to continue taking part in projects with the goal of raising awareness in our community towards different important truths and aiding different people by working together and using different resources provided at IBS.
Article written by Carmen Rico, 1ère Student
Promptly at 8:15 on the 20th of October, the IBS CAS Council’s meticulously planned Halloween-themed day kicked off! With a mountain of spooky baked treats that looked straight out of the most professional bakery under their belts, and cobwebbed hallways, they animated our Thursday afternoons with a huge bake sale, candy hunting games, costume contest, other halloween-themed activities and the long awaited Halloween Hunt.
After a morning of hectic last-minute decorating, planning, and getting everything into order, the gymnasium opened its doors and let the Halloween afternoon commence at 1:30, amassing vampires and ordinary IBS students alike. 1ere students, members of the CAS council, animated their stations with blow up shark costumes and fake stitches on the sides of their heads, each running a special activity for the middle school students, who were all invited to participate in the festivities. Face painting, pin-the-spider-on-the-spiderweb and Halloween music blasting on
the speakers all lit up the gymnasium into a lively event.
Other animations, spread out around the outdoor area, equally attracted attention- a CAS project raising funds to rebuild primary schools in Ukraine ran a candy guessing game, and it is
obviously impossible to overlook the iconic costume contest, which was held in the middle of the courtyard on a sweeping red carpet. A photobooth allowed for students to make memories and
get a little souvenir of the afternoon.
The CAS council’s motivation and hard work clearly paid off in creating a beautiful event with an amazing atmosphere. Chloe L., vice president of the CAS council, recalls the stress of all the
preparations, which have been underway since the beginning of the school year, but says it’s well worth it for the “great turnout” of students. Keera J. and Princess G. asserted, as they sold spiced
pumpkin cakes and cinnamon cookies, that everyone seemed to be having a phenomenal time, and felt “integrated” into the activities.
Finally, the crowning event of the afternoon was the Halloween hunt, an elaborate scavenger hunt that led students all throughout the school with riddles.
A huge success for the CAS council, who wish you a very happy Halloween and a lovely vacation!
Nathalie Chassang, IB Extended Essay Coordinator at IBS, presented this International Baccalaureate® discipline to the 1ère IB students in front of a very concentrated audience.
The Extended Essay allows students to conduct personal and independent research, culminating in a 4,000 word paper. It is mandatory for all students and is one of the core components of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme.
Dear Students and Parents,
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a school charity event, organised by the PRE IB students, to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer month.
All students wishing to take part in this event will have the possibility to buy a Cancer awareness badge which will be on sale every day during the breaks from Monday 17th October, for a minimum of 2€. This badge will then permit students to participate in our ‘non-uniform, wear something pink’ day on Friday 21st October. This badge MUST be worn on the day of the event to confirm participation.
Students who do not wish to participate in the charity event MUST wear their school uniform as usual.
A bake sale and other tasty treats will also be on sale to help raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause.
Thanking you all in advance for any contributions.
The Pre-IB Team
Georgina Pont, Sofia Safstrom & Nathalie Chassang
We had the honor to receive this Thursday, October 13 2022, the visit of the sub-prefect of Aix-en-Provence Bruno Cassette.
Mr. Gobbi, Mr. Trotebas and Ms. Balandier-Brown were pleased to show him our school!