During the first two weeks of June, the educational community, pupils and parents of Lycée Molière pupils are called upon to come together around common values, included in the school project and enshrined by the Eco-school label, received in 2019. With this year , on the occasion of this connecting moment, two themes – waste and equality – worked in the classroom, often in a transdisciplinary way, but also supported by a program of interventions and conferences. Last Friday, an organic market was even organized in the schoolyard: for Jean-Christophe Orain, the head teacher, this opening of the school represents “an essential moment of exchange, after two years of pandemic†
It’s no mystery to anyone, the pandemic is a real headache for education professionals…and in many ways, parents too. Arriving in September under the direction of the Lycée Molière, the duo formed by Alix Martelly, director of the Primary, and Jean-Christophe Orain, director, had the responsibility of reviving a whole series of bridges between the Lycée and the whole community to blow educational, undermined by health restrictions. †The organic market, like the carnival and the Christmas market that was organized before, or the funfair that we are going to do at the end of June, are all moments when we can open the establishment to find our parents of students, around festive and happy moments‘ the director rejoices.
This family atmosphere, a real hallmark of the school, was found last Friday on the stand of the Groupe Bio Molière, run by three devoted mothers. †The group makes it possible to consume products of incomparable quality”, they explain, “but also to create links with the producers and with the families participating in the project.†It’s also a social bond, a way of becoming aware that we can use our little grain of sand to make things better.“, they defend. And while some twenty exhibitors came to the school’s call to offer their products, the students also had a booth, mainly cuttings grown in the vegetable garden of the establishment. For Elise, a student of CE2”it is important to be able to do the market, after the Covid 19“Learned more, calls his father.”the culmination of work and various actions carried out throughout the year that we can not always see†
Our school should promote openness to others, tolerance and respect for diversity
In any case, with its two vegetable gardens, as well as its pond and its chicken coop, the Lycée Molière has great teaching materials to make pupils aware not only of environmental issues, but also to work on a large number of disciplines included in the program, in from observation to analysis… Including language skills (you know, how do you say “leek” in English?), according to the motto of the French secular mission (MLF), to which the establishment belongs: “2 cultures, 3 languages” . For Jean-Christophe Orain, “our school should promote openness to others, tolerance and respect for diversity“, so many values transferred by the Eco-School Label, which should actually be renewed on June 16. “The Eco-school fortnight is the culmination of a year rich in a multitude of projects“, continues the head of the establishment. In total, ten weeks are devoted to uniting educational projects, from Molière Week to Olympic and Paralympic Week, through the Spring of Poets or the Weekly Guidance, to name just a few.”For an establishment of our size, it is a huge job”, says the director, “which has the merit of training our students and our teams in a real dynamism, especially united.†
Soon an International French Baccalaureate at the Lycée Molière
With its 750 students and the many nationalities represented in the establishment, the Lycée Molière should be increasingly federalized in the future, around its resolutely international character. In particular through language learning, as the management is working on an ambitious project that will make it possible from the start of the next school year to prepare for a real increase in the power of English. †The aim is to be able to offer the French International Baccalaureate (BFI) by 2026-2027“, decrypts Jean-Christophe Orain. This modality should make it possible to certify the majority of students with a B2 level of the third and C1 in Terminale, “Kudos to the most prestigious Anglo-Saxon universities“; but also “a very strong loss leader for families†