What a pleasure it was to welcome Bourget Secondary School from Rigaud, Québec, the town twinned with Courseulles-sur-Mer!
Forty students and their teachers visited the Juno Beach Centre with EF Tours, on a trip from Vimy to Courseulles-sur-Mer on Juno Beach, before heading to Belgium and Amsterdam. Isabelle Bergeron, Director of the school, reminisced with Nathalie Worthington, the Director of the Juno Beach Centre about their visit ten years ago for the 90th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge in 2007. They also discussed the fact that Bourget Secondary School is a UNESCO school. With this title, the focus of the programming throughout the school year falls in line with the promotion of the ideals and priorities of UNESCO, with the following four themes:
- Global issues and the role of the United Nations;
- Human rights, democracy and tolerance,
- Intercultural learning;
- Sustainable development education.
Thank you for your visit! We hope to collaborate with Bourget Secondary School in Rigaud on the themes of Peach and Liberty that are especially close to our hearts on Juno Beach, in Courseulles, and of couse, throughout Normandy.
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