Dec. 11, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Anglophone elementary schoolchildren will have more fun learning French, thanks to a donation by the Canadian Parents for French (CPF) New Brunswick.
CPF New Brunswick has donated 150 Amuse-toi bien! activity kits, which is enough for every elementary school in New Brunswick. The brightly coloured kits consist of 24 games and activities specially designed for children learning French as a second language.
"These kits are a wonderful resource for our teachers and students, particularly for our kindergarten-to-Grade 2 students who are being introduced to the French language and culture in fun and interactive ways," said Education Minister Roland Haché. "The department greatly appreciates this donation from CPF."
Local representatives of CPF New Brunswick were on hand at a number of schools around the province to present the kits.
"We would like to thank CPF National for this wonderful resource, Amuses-toi bien kits, made available to all CPF branches across the country," said Hélène Pelletier, executive director of CPF New Brunswick. "And we are pleased to be able to support New Brunswick teachers, parents, and students with this donation."
CPF, in conjunction with La commission nationale des parents francophones, received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage to develop and distribute 6,000 copies of the set of games and activities for those families where French is not the dominant language at home. CPF New Brunswick has also donated the kits to family resource centres around the province.
CPF is a volunteer network with branches in every province, dedicated to creating and promoting French second-language opportunities for young people.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Valerie Kilfoil, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4919; Hélène Pelletier, Canadian Parents for French New Brunswick, 506-432-6584.