Nogent-le-Rotrou: 16 students benefit from the learning holiday program at the Jean-Macé school

The Learning Holiday Programme, proposed by the Ministry of National Education to all schools that wish it, aims, under the cover of an agreement, to ensure the consolidation of learning and to contribute to the personal development of young people through cultural, sports and leisure activities, supervised by professionals.

“This device is intended for young people with educational needs or who are estimated to have social vulnerability,” said Valérie Bonnin, Inspector of National Education for the Nogentle-Rotrou district, at Jean-Macé School in Nogent-le on Monday, July 11. -Rotrou, who passes it on throughout the week for the benefit of 16 students of the school, from CP to CM2. “These learning holidays bring them a cultural openness that they wouldn’t necessarily have with their families.”

CM2 students from the Jean-Macé School exhibit their works at the In Situ Gallery in Nogent-le-Rotrou

“This is the second time in three years that pupils from the Jean-Macé School participate in these learning holidays,” said Nadine Chaillou-Cochelin and Jean-Claude Dordoigne, Deputy Mayor of Nogent-le-Rotrou and Municipal Delegate respectively. responsible for education.

“The first time was in 2020. 16 students of the school had also benefited from these learning holidays. Last year, on the other hand, they could not continue due to the health context.”

These learning holidays are divided into two different times, each day. “In the morning it’s a refresher course, a SRAM, covering the basics: French, math, reading,” says Valérie Bonnin.

Sylvie Pichard, teacher, leads the group of the youngest, consisting of eight students from CP and CE1. Audrey Renard, her colleague, supervises the second group, in which eight students from CE2, CM1 and CM2 come together. Every afternoon, space is made for sporting, cultural and artistic activities (our box below

“All these activities are free for children”

“All these activities are free for children,” says Jean-Claude Dordoigne. “The City contract covers the costs of the meals that the children get from the school canteen. The city of Nogent-le-Rotrou supports the compensation of its two sports educators. And finally, it is the municipality of Perche that supports the transport of the pupils”.

Judging by their happy faces, it’s clear that these students are not there against their will, and that even if they impose another week of class on them, there is still a bit of holiday air these days. “I, I like sports,” says Kenza, 10 years old. “That way I spend less time on my console,” says Yessira, 11.

Varied activities in the afternoon.
On Monday 11 July, the students practiced various sports activities, supervised by Luc Garot and Jean-François Léger, two sports instructors from the city of Nogent-le-Rotrou, in the Jean-Macé sports hall. This Tuesday, July 12, the Fisheries Federation of Eure-et-Loir will teach them the basics of fishing in the pond of Coudray-au-Perche. On Wednesday, July 13, they will discover horse riding at the Équit’Harmonie equestrian center in Saint-Victor-de-Buthon. Since Thursday 14 July is a public holiday, they meet on Friday 15 July around a discovery of the castle of the Counts of Perche in Nogent-le-Rotrou.

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