• FRANCE : Our field trips


    FIELD TRIP n°1 : The Vasarely Architectonic Center (Aix-en-Provence) - November 21st, 2016

    Before to go to this field trip, the french students learnt many things about the Abstract Art and about the great artist Victor Vasarely.

    Here are some materials they worked on :

    Then they went to Aix-en-Provence, and visited the Vasarely Architectonic Center.

    Thanks to the Vasarely Foundation for the following material :
    And this is the video we made about this nice day :


    Q1 : What is the title of the Vasarely's artwork representing the Plastic Alphabet?

    Q2 : What topic was our workshop?



    FIELD TRIP n°2 : The Le Thoronet Abbey - January 23rd, 2017

    Before to go and visit the Le Thoronet Abbey, the french pupils worked on the Golden Ratio, its properties and its fabulous links with Sciences, Nature and Art.

    Here are some materials they used :

    Then they did more researches about the Golden Ratio and about the Le Thoronet Abbey, creating some Powerpoint presentations or Word files.
    On January 23rd, we went all together to Le Thoronet to discover this incredible place, which is a very peculiar place of our local heritage.
    Le Thoronet Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, now restored as a museum. It is sited between the towns of Draguignan and Brignoles in the Var Department of Provence, in southeast France.

    Here are the pedagogical materials edited by the Le Thoronet Abbey (Centre des Monuments Nationaux (*)).


    (*) The "Centre des Monuments Nationaux" is a French government body which conserves, restores, and manages historic buildings and sites which are the property of the French state.


    And here is the video about this nice field trip :


    Q1 : Give the names of the 5 old units of measurement we worked on during the workshop in the Abbey.

    Q2 : What famous number are these units linked to?



    FIELD TRIP n°3 : The Saint-Tropez Citadel - April 4th, 2017


    Preparatory activity : March 1st, 2017

    Today the French students benefited from a meeting with Luc Domallain, an Architect who works in collaboration with the "CAUE du Var" (Conseil d'Architecture, d'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement  du Var).
    Thanks to M. Domallain, they prepared their last field trip to Saint-Tropez in April.

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    Tesselations on the computers : March 6th, 2017

    Today we worked about the tesselations in the ICT classroom.

    We used this website :

    Here are some pictures:


    The hexagon properties using Geogebra : March 20th, 2017

    Today the French pupils worked about the hexagon properties using Geogebra in the ICT classroom.
    They continued to prepare the last field trip they'll do on April 4th.
    Here are some pictures of this activity.

    Activities about the hexagon using Geogebra : April 3rd, 2017

    Our postcards for our partners : April 6th, 2017

    The video about our field trip to the Citadel of Saint-Tropez


    Q1 : What shape is the dungeon of the Citadel of Saint-Tropez?

    Q2 : What average value did we find for the length of one side of the outer walls of the dungeon?


    Arts classes after this field trip (June)

    Several weeks after this field trip, the French students further worked with their Art teacher about the "collinaire" housing environment, mixing landscapes and Architecture. They created some housing units based on hexagonal modules.




    then they worked with a photo editor :