Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A skier at school

On Monday February 22, Kirsten Gill, a high level skier at Bates College made a presentation to the children of grades 2 to 7. She introduced herself, presented her results, how long she has been skiing, her level and her goals. She also told us about the competitions she took part in: where they were, how she traveled there, what she did on a typical day. She also told us how long she trains everyday and what she does during training, her techniques and what kind of equipment she uses.

This presentation, in an impressive level of French, taught children about her incredible life. She started downhill skiing when she was 2 years old, did a lot of competitions and training, and then switched to cross country skiing. She traveled a lot for her sport, to France, Sweden, Chili, Austria, New Zealand, etc. The children also learned about different techniques and the equipment used with them, the amount of training necessary to reach a good level, and even the average speed of a skating race.

Her presentation was followed by the many questions prepared in advance by the children. Children and adults have been captivated by her experiences.
UN TRES GRAND MERCI to Kirsten. And good luck!
L’Ecole Française du Maine is now part of your supporters!