Maria Octavius of the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School has captured the winning title in the recently held French Spelling Bee competition.
The event formed part of the primary schools’ French festival which is held every year to showcase the talents of students, to award top students in French for their outstanding performances and acquisition of the French language.
This year the festival was held at the Goodwill Primary School and according to French Teacher from the Massacre/Canefield Primary School and Vice President of the Primary School French Teachers Association, Dwayne Drigo, the festival went well.
“By all reports the French Festival was a great success,” he said. “During the festival different schools put on performances and presentations to highlight the aspects and influence of the French culture on Dominica. Exhibitions were also held at the festival where students from various schools were given an opportunity to display their work.”
Among those who attended the event were Minister of Education, Petter Saint Jean, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Marcella Powell, Chief Education Officer Melena Fontaine, Education officer for the Western District Magarete Jules Royer, Director of L’ Alliance Francaise, Stanislas Reneir, among other officials from the Ministry of Education.
Various teachers were also awarded for long service and contribution towards the French language in Dominica.
Among them were Garvin Laville- Bellevue Chopin primary, Vernell Durand- Warner Primary, Pamella Samuel -Roosevelt Douglas Primary, Matilda Toussaint- Calibishie Primary and L’Alliance Francaise which was received by Director Reneir.