London Trip – October 2022

London Trip – October 2022

School trip to London for students in Terminale in the American Section. Here is what we did throughout the trip, as told by students.


We left school at 5.50am and headed to Calais where we took the ferry. We ate a typical English breakfast, some of us played cards or even walked around as we saw the coastline draw closer. We arrived in our hostel in London (3.15pm local time), we were dispatched in our rooms and we walked around the City, and saw Big Ben, the Parliament and Trafalgar Square and we also walked past Scotland Yard, Tower Bridge and London bridge. Once we arrived at Covent Garden, the teachers let us have a free time where we had dinner. We finally came back to the hostel after this first day for the first night of our trip. 
(Eugenie, Anita, Audrey, & Leelou)

Students in front of Tower Bridge

Day 2

Tuesday 18th October : Today we woke up before 9:20 am to have our first breakfast. Afterwards we took the bus, heading towards our first museum; the British Museum.  We had a surprise activity – it consisted in taking “creative” pictures in front of designated artefacts. Of course, our group took the funniest pictures and we will win the prize. 

Next up, the Imperial War Museum, where we also had some work to do, in DNL (History and Geography) this time. Going through the museum, we had to take a picture of one of the objects presented and answer to some questions. After this, we all met up in front of the museum and were guided to Saint Paul’s Cathedral, where we could explore the surrounding area in little groups and have dinner. Then bed-time. 

(Mathis C., Kaïs)

St Paul’s Cathedral

Day 3

Wednesday, October 19th. In the morning, around 11 am, we went to the National History Museum. There were a lot of different sections in the museum: dinosaurs, mammals, marine invertebrates, birds, insects, reptiles, minerals and so much more. It was really mesmerizing how many species there are and how different/similar they can be. 

Right after, we went to Camden town at 2pm and we had two hours to eat and visit the district. There were tons of markets and the vibe was really fun. Then, we went to Oxford Street where we had some free time. Most of us bought things for our families or stuff for ourselves. Finally we got to take a group picture in front of Buckingham Palace and went back to the hostel and had dinner. 

(Sarah and Anaëlle)

Natural History Museum

Day 4

On Friday, we finished packing up then had breakfast a final time before getting on the bus and heading to Greenwich. There, we went to the National Maritime Museum : we got to discover several British ships as well as the history of maritime travel in Britain and all over the world. There were a lot of fun activities to do, such as morse code, a ship simulator and even coloring books! We then walked until we arrived in front of the Cutty Sark ship before going to eat. After that, we walked to Greenwich Park where we got a panoramic view of the city while getting soaked by the rain and taking group pictures! We got on the bus again around 3pm and rode all the way to Dover where we took the ferry and the bus again, to arrive at school a bit before 1am.


Class of 2025 – Summer Reading List (2de)

Class of 2025 – Summer Reading List (2de)

Hello all future 2nde students, and welcome to the American section! We can’t wait to meet you all in just a few months now.

Congratulations on passing the entrance tests!

In order to make sure that you are ready to start this intensive course in September, we strongly encourage you to continue working on your language skills so that you can get the most out of the syllabus and the classes.

Below is the list of books that you will study in 2nde throughout the year. Please get the specified editions.

The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
ISBN : 978-0241984758

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN ‏: ‎978-9176371213

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
William Shakespeare
ISBN : 978-0198328667
Class of 2024 – Summer Reading List (1re)

Class of 2024 – Summer Reading List (1re)

Here are the books that you are required to read over the Summer vacation to be ready to start the BFI syllabus in september. Please make sure that you get the editions specified, and that you take notes whilst reading. Enjoy!

Essay « Stranger in the Village »
in Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin
ISBN : 978-0807006238

Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
ISBN‏ : ‎978-0435913502

The Painter of Signs
R.K. Narayan
ISBN : 978-0140185492

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 978-1472585202

Intimate Apparel
Lynn Nottage
ISBN : 978-1848424371
Class of 2023 – Summer Reading List (Tle)

Class of 2023 – Summer Reading List (Tle)

Hello all future Senior students!

Here is the second half of your syllabus. Whilst the order in which you study the works may vary, these are the editions you’ll need to purchase.

Enjoy reading this summer!

Pay particular attention to ‘The Tempest’ and ‘The Things They Carried’, as these are two of our in-depth works. Please take notes whilst you read the works, write down any questions or queries you may have – these will fuel our class discussions. As for the poetry unit, you will discover these in class.

The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Oxford Student Edition
ISBN : 978-0198325000

The Things they Carried
Tim O’Brien
ISBN : 978-0544309760

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 978-1784874872
L’équipe de débat du LIEP se qualifie face au lycée Henri IV dans le tournoi de la French Debating Association

L’équipe de débat du LIEP se qualifie face au lycée Henri IV dans le tournoi de la French Debating Association

Mercredi 25 mai à 18h30 au lycée Henri IV l’équipe du LIEP a rencontré celle du lycée Henri IV.
La motion était This house believes that happiness is only real when shared
Henri IV: government / LIEP: opposition

Les cinq critères de la French Debating Association (FDA) ont donné un score de 2/3 (

1. Argument: Henri IV
2. Form: LIEP
3. Teamwork: LIEP
4. Engagement: Henri IV
5. Star quality: LIEP

Les deux équipes se sont brillamment affrontées. La victoire du LIEP tient en grande partie à son esprit d’équipe et à son humour.
Nous félicitons et partageons la joie de HARRY, OLIVIA, JADE, APOLLINE et ARNO, qui avec leur enthousiasme et capacité d’adaptation, se sont qualifiés pour la finale contre l’École Alsacienne prévue le 23 juin 2022.

La motion est This house believes that when in Rome, one should do as the Romans do
LIEP: government / École Alsacienne: opposition

Merci à tous les élèves du LIEP qui nous ont aidés dans cette aventure ! Il s’agit d’une victoire que nous partageons avec joie !
Merci à tous ceux qui se sont déplacés en nombre, y compris les familles, pour venir exprimer leur soutien !
Merci à Henri IV, champions du premier tournoi en 2016 et du dernier tournoi pré-Covid en 2019, de nous avoir fait l’honneur de nous recevoir et d’avoir été des adversaires redoutables et impressionnants !
Merci à la FDA de préparer si bien les futurs orateurs du supérieur ! Merci à Helena Moulin-Smith, “high schools officer”, de nous avoir offert cette possibilité !

Quelques repères :

La FDA est une association de débat en anglais créée en 1994 par Declan Mc Cavana de l’École Polytechnique. Elle regroupe plusieurs grandes écoles et universités. La finale du tournoi du supérieur a lieu tous les ans a l’Assemblée Nationale (

En 2015, la FDA ouvre une branche pour les lycées (
Le LIEP s’inscrit en 2017 et participe par conséquent pour la première fois au tournoi 2018. Le premier débat les oppose à l’équipe d’Henri IV et la motion porte sur le bonheur. Le LIEP se qualifie pour la finale ( La version filmée de cette finale est disponible sur la chaine You Tube de la FDA.
Le LIEP perd la finale mais l’un des anciens membres de cette équipe, Alexandre Quéant, gagne la finale du supérieur avec son équipe de l’ENSAE le 12 Avril, 2022.
En 2019, le lycée Henri IV se qualifie contre le LIEP et remporte le tournoi en finale.
En 2020 et 2021 le tournoi n’a pas lieu.


Florence Martin, coach du LIEP, “high schools officer” au comité de direction de la FDA – 2018-2021

[Vidéo] Le LIEP aux USA – Octobre 2019

[Vidéo] Le LIEP aux USA – Octobre 2019

Rétrospective du voyage aux Etats-Unis des élèves de 1ère de section américaine, du 9 au 18 octobre 2019

Une expérience humaine inoubliable pour les élèves de 1ère lors ce séjour aux États-Unis qui ont découvert New-York et Washington DC sous un soleil printanier. Des élèves curieux, et avides d’aventures pour un séjour et des souvenirs uniques.



Discovery of the museums, starting with the African American History and Culture Museum and followed by a personal choice among all the Smithsonian museums.
Day at Central High school. Discovering a school from the inside and meeting wonderful people.
And of course, a lot of walking in the streets