SECONDARY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Anglophone Section students are actively encouraged to take part in extra-curricular clubs and activities. These activities provide an opportunity to develop new skills and to gain valuable hands-on experience. At secondary level a wide range of activities are offered, a sample of which are shown below.
Collège Drama Club
The collège Drama Club aims to help students develop focus, confidence and overall performance skills while learning how to cooperate with others. Students also develop their public speaking and presenting skills, which helps them in their classes. Every year the Club works towards a production, which is performed for parents, family and friends at the school. Previous performances have included versions of Bugsy Malone, Blood Brothers, The Importance of Being Earnest and many others.
Model United Nations (MUN) Debating Clubs
At its heart, the Model United Nations (MUN) club is a debating club, open to mainly lycée students. Each week the students meet to debate current events using the debating procedure laid down by the United Nations General Assembly. This allows them to develop confidence, mental agility, research and public-speaking skills, as well as a good understanding of the formal debating and decision-making process. The MUN Club members also form the core of the organising committee for the annual International Lyon Model United Nations (ILYMUN) conference.
The Youth Model United Nations debating club is open to collège students and run by lycée students, who share their experience of debating procedure and public speaking skills with the younger students.
Green & Humanitarian Club
The Green and Humanitarian Clubs joined forces in 2019 to work together on environmental and humanitarian projects within the school. Each week, the students meet to discuss and plan fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns that focus on issues of local and global significance.
The aim of the club is to empower students to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment, linking what they learn in the classroom with topical environmental and humanitarian issues. The framework of the club is based on the United Nations 17 ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.
Successful projects to date include: fundraising to 'Adopt a Coral' and 'Adopt a Turtle'; fundraising for World Toilet Day; highlighting the plight of refugees arriving in Europe; raising funds and awareness of domestic violence as part of International Women's Day; establishing paper and stationery recycling facilities in the CSI Lyon with the proceeds going to humanitarian aid projects in Ethiopia and many other worthwhile projects.
The long-running Basketball Club was founded by an Anglophone Section teacher and currently runs through the CSI Association Sportive. The sounds of squeaky sneakers, pounding basketballs and coaching calls fill the gym for just over an hour every week! The aim of the Basketball club is to encourage teamwork, the development of individual skills, and to foster a cooperative spirit based on mutual support and fun
Lycée Book Club (online)
The lycée Book Club meets online once a term to discuss a book that they have all read. Reading choices have varied from classics to contemporary fiction and non-fiction.
Art Space Club
Artspace is a dedicated club for Art and Design. This club caters for beginners, as well as students who already have art and design experience and really want to push their skills and techniques to an advanced level. The club is organised as a fortnightly class where students learn different techniques and have fun creating great art. There is also an online classroom which allows students to join remotely if they can’t attend the sessions at school.
Parents / caregivers... to access the full programme of activities that are on offer for the school year 2021-2022 and to register your child to take part, please go to the Community Online Resources page and follow the link to Extra-curricular activities.