French Media Highlights Fort Worth Stock Show and K Rodeo

Back in January, M6, a French film crew, was in Fort Worth to chronicle the journeys of two French cowboys: Yvan Jayne, who is in the world top 10 of bareback riders, and Sandro Ferretti, a young prospect with a bright future. Middle School French Teacher Rob Napier came across some information about the Fort Worth Tourist Office looking for French speakers to help with this project, so he got in touch and voilà, the rest is history. Napier shared the K-Rodeo with the film crew, and they came to campus to capture the FWCD tradition on film. The result is the video here
 
“The idea here is not only exposure for the School and its deep connection with Fort Worth and its Western heritage, but also to provide opportunities for our French students to speak the language and be exposed to the French/ Francophone culture,” Napier said. “Several French students attended the Rodeo together and were filmed by the crew! As the French program looks to develop regular opportunities to offer trips to French-speaking countries, this fits in with the overall philosophy to take what we've learned in the classroom and apply it in real situations.”
 
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