The collège Jacques Brel in the town of Villers-Bretonneux show support to Australia during bushfire crisis. [fr]
The collège Jacques Brel in Villers Bretonneux honors historical ties between the Somme and Australia since WWI by lending its support to Australia gravely affected by unusual fires this season.
The school community of this small town where Australian and New Zealand Army Corps defeated german troops on 25th April 1918 are taking action to show support and bring comfort through several initiatives.
Led by the school’s Australian Club and Céline Hondermarck, the school principal, pupils from each form have written a letter in english to be sent to australian firefighters in the direst zones : over 36 fire stations through Australia will receive this powerful mark of solidarity in the upcoming weeks.
The students are also putting their artistic talents to contribution through a drawing competition but also through singing : with the help of Monsieur Basset, music teacher, students are composing and recording a song to be performed at a solidarity concert by the school’s choir in the municipal hall. This will help raise more funds for the solidarity fund.
The Villers-Bretonneux municipality is setting up a march in solidarity with the bushfires victims on Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 2pm. His Excellency Mr Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France will be in attendance.