IC prides itself on promoting the creativity and culture of its students from a young age. Many of our students are talented writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Our student Christopher Mouawad is an avid reader and writer. He has a passion for books and particularly enjoys those of French author Gilles Barraqué. Christopher owns two of the books: “La loi du roi Boris” and “Une histoire à toutes les sauces”. He was thrilled to hear that the writer would be visiting the French Book Fair – Salon du Livre 2015 – and the whole family went to BIEL to see the great man. Christopher, a student at IC Ras Beirut Elementary, wrote and illustrated a book last year in CM1 as part of the Le Marché de Noel event - a delightful book full of adventures and humor. How great was the young author’s happiness when Gilles spent more than 10 minutes in animated conversation with him!