This day marked a special day for Christchurch residents who commemorated the earthquake of 6 years ago.
The French community also heralded the opening of la Découverte school - a bilingual school in Halswell, in the outskirts of Christchurch. Special dignitaries included Madame l'Ambassadeur, Florence Jean-Blanc Riesler, the Christchurch Central MP, Nicky Wagner, and FRENZ representatives.
There are 6 students beginning here in a totally immersive environment. Find out more about this exciting project - the first French-speaking school in the South Island - here.
P.S. Did you know that the weeping willows in Victoria Square in Christchurch were from the same trees as those that surround the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte in Corsica? C'est fascinant! Pour plus d'informations, cliquez ici.