Angkor Academy :

The Angkor Academy project in the spotlight!

On the occasion of the French UNESCO Associated School Project Network seminar, our Angkor Academy program, in partnership with Carlepont School has been awarded!

 

The participation in our Angkor Academy program of Carlepont school group, located in the north of France, is part of their involvement in the UNESCO international actions, following the idea of promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. Every year, UNESCO organizes a seminar in France. For three days, school directors and project holder teachers meet in Paris. Among all the projects, 3 or 4 are selected to be showcased to the audience.

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This year, its our Angkor Academy digital programme that has been selected! On the 17th March 2016, Jean-Marie Lelong, director of the Carlepont School, carried out the presentation and answered the audience’s many questions. The work of the students were highlighted, with its many intercultural exchanges, through the use of a magazine as a presentation material. Carlepont students’ point of view, their discovery of Cambodian culture and of our primary school via our digital platform can also be read.

 

You can find the magazine by clicking here (in French only).

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This award gives our project a fresh exposure and new partnerships are yet to come, with great pleasure! There are currently 7 partner schools located in 4 different continents: Carlepont school group (France – Europe), Terres blanches School of Frontignan (France – Europe), Notre Dame des Arts of Riom (France – Europe), Maunula Primary School (Finland – Europe), Higaturu Oil Palm International School (Papua New Guinea – Oceania), O.P. Jindal school (India – Asia), Yolstaaba Primary School (Burkina Faso – Africa). There is also a « Friend School », the nursery school of Prado (France – Europe) that helps us raise funds and school supply.

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A big thank to Carlepont school group, to Jean Marie Lelong in particular and to his class of Grade 5 for our prolific exchanges!

 

Mélanie Hatte,
Angkor Academy project officer

, 7 April 2016

Register on the Angkor Academy Platform!

As you know, the Angkor Academy project aims at sharing the Khmer culture with students all around the world by an online interactive platform. There, pupils can find units about Khmer culture (as food, clothes, Angkor temples, means of transport, animals…) and even an interactive visit of the school.
But the platform is not only for students! YOU can also register in a special session to access all the units! It can be a way to discover Khmer culture, visit the school (if you did not come to Cambodia yet) and maybe see the child you are sponsoring in photo or video!
In order to do this, please follow this link!.

 

Please fill the form with a name, a valid email address and a password. An email will be send once the subscription will be completed (you will have to wait 24 hours for the server to update).
Then you will be able to connect to the platform by accessing this link.
Click on “My Activity” (top-right), on the name of the formation, and access all the units!
If you experience troubles, please contact Alexienne Fuhrmann at angkoracademy@ecoledubayon.org.
Now, you can also enjoy the discovery of the Bayon School students’ culture!

, 5 May 2015

How to become environment-friendly?

This is what are learning the students from grades 2 to 5 as part of the Angkor Academy Project. They will follow training and activities linked to environmental protection (especially regarding the reduction of plastic consumption and water wastages). The first activity was an educational outing for 17 students of grades 4 and 5 to the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity. And the first training was given by Sarah Rhodes, a consultant engaged in environmental protection events. The students really enjoyed the presentation and remember well the “do” and “don’t” to protect the environment:

 

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After this introduction, the students learned how to make skipping ropes with plastics bags. As the use of plastic bags is very common in Cambodia, it is a playful way to reuse the wastes!

 

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Water wastages is a real challenge for Cambodia and on a small-scale, for our school! Indeed, the rainy season was really dry, and water cut-off, are likely to happen in April. It is essential for our students to learn how to protect their environment and their planet!   To go further, the students were asked to invent objects entirely made of plastic bottles and bags.

 

Their ideas are really surprising! Creating toys (cars and airplanes with plastic bottles), flowers (decoration or to put in their hair), gift boxes, jewels… Some of those ideas will be realised during the next manual activity.   Finally, those ideas will be shared with our partner schools! We will ask them if they recycle plastic, and how they are doing it: maybe some of their technics can be applied in Bayon School! A green school in Cambodia? Challenge accepted!

 

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, 8 February 2015