To mark the special anniversary and celebrate everything that APARC has helped English-speaking children in the Chantilly area achieve over the past 35 years, the school took to the stage in May for an afternoon of theatre and performances in English.
They ranged from Shakespeare’s Macbeth and English nursery rhymes and fairy tales, to the Three Musketeers, poems and even a rock song by Queen that got everyone joining in.
Around 150 pupils entertained parents, family and old APARC friends at the Espace Bouteiller, before inviting them to a scrumptious afternoon tea. Months of preparation, hard work and rehearsals went into the one-off event and the children and APARC’s dedicated native English-speaking teaching staff could feel justifiably proud of a great achievement.
The occasion also afforded a moment to reflect on what APARC today stands for, its amazing spirit and the wonderful community that thrives around it, as well as where it all began…
Once upon a time, there were just seven children attending a one-hour lesson a week after anglophone parents in Chantilly got together and decided to take the initiative to get APARC off the ground.