Historic survey on leisure (photos- part 3)

We want to thank families (parents or grandparents) and "l'Amicale des Anciens Elèves de Racan" (old pupils of the highschool) who provide all these original photos !

Historic survey on leisure (photos- part 2)

This exhibitions shows that, even if young people have more opportunities nowadays (thanks to progress, transport's developpment or internet...), the interests are still the same :

Historic survey on leisure (photos)

Photos of the exhibition realised by the "historic workshop" of our highschool : sports, dancing or games... The old generations and the young ones : what are the differences and the similarities ?



One of the resulting products of this project was the creation of a multilingual dictionary in French, German, Spanish, Galician and English including basic expressions for everyday's communication. This dictionary was handed out to the participants in booklet format and is now released on the blog as you can see below.
Multilingual Dictionary

COMENIUS Activities 2008 - 2010

Summary of the project's activities compiled by Colette Franck (Belgium).

Comenius_Activities in 2008


The environment for students living between the Loir valley and Bercé forest- part 3

"The industrial legacy :
The industrial legacy is considerable in the Loir valley. Along 311km in the 4 departments (Eure et Loir, Loir et Cher, Sarthe, Maine et Loire) hydraulic power was indispensable for the paper mills, textile mills or canneries. In Château du Loir some indications still remain of the old gas factory (gas was produced from cal until 1962). In the same sector of Tivoli Road there was a mechanical construction company (Metal Box company) and a cannery.

The arrival of the railway profoundly changed the landscape et the junction odf Château du Loir, Vouvray and Nogent. Situated at the intersection of Le Mans-Tours and Paris-Bordeaux lines, rail traffic rapidly increased, necessitating the construction of new buildings.
Six paper mills can still be seen today. The oldest, at Poncé-sur-le-Loir, was partly constructed in the 18th century. Finally, traces remain in the valley of different activities which were closely linked : a network of canals was dug between 1840 and 1860 and many industries connected to limestone were developped..."

Survey realized by the historic worshop

The environment for students living between the Loir valley and Bercé forest- part 2

"Churches and castles :

Saint Guingalois : Originally, Château du Loir had 3 churches : saint Martin's, which has been destroyed, saint Saviour's and saint Guingalois', which comes from a Breton saint who have founded a monastery before her death in 504. Saint Guénolé's relics were brought here during the 10th century Norman invasions. The church became the parish church during the Revolution and despite successive transformations, it kept a few Roman elements like the crypt. That's the oldest part with two rows of cylindrical columns between the naves. The chruch was sold as national property during the Revolution and for a long time served as a stable. The Gothic influence is visible in the windows of the five-sided choir. In the 16th century two side aisles were added and the organ was bought in 1843 at Château l'Hermitage.

Le Lude's castle : It dates from the 10th century, the fortress was built on the banks of the Loir on the border with Anjou. During the Hundred Yeras War, the castle was occupied by the English and liberated in 1427 by Loré, Beaumanoir and Gilles de Rais, the legendary Bluebeard.

Gallerande's Castle : It has a pleasant sheltered courtyard, as well as a park and a fortress transformed into a residence in the 15th century.

Flée's church : Saint Peter's church dates from the 11th century and is mainly constructed of stone and wood.

The mound of Joan of Arc dominating La Chartre : The statue of Joan of Arc stands on a hill dominating La Charte as the result of mother's prayer : she prayed that her son should return safe from the First World War and promised the statue in her honour. The son retruned, but the mother lacked the funds of fulfil her promise. These were provided thanks to a collection made in the area and the statue was erected..."