Recognized as a sport by the IOC in 1999, bridge has its place in this broad and inspiring perspective on education. This is why the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports and the French Bridge Federation recently signed, on Tuesday March 15, 2022, a new framework agreement aimed at improving the practice of the bridge in the middle at school.
This partnership, renewed since 2012, has contributed to the strengthening of learning, especially in mathematics, and the attractiveness of scientific and technological education as part of Artistic and Cultural Education, an important intellectual pillar. training and personal achievement of students. .
With so-called classical artistic fields, and memorial policy, Scientific, Technical and Industrial Culture prepares future citizens to understand the world around them and to understand the challenges of society and nature. It is fed into a variety of educational and pedagogical practices, inside and outside the classroom, which promote the joy of learning and using one’s memory, logical reasoning, the capacity for abstraction and problem solving. , while by mobilizing solution strategies. The bridge has contributed to the development of these intellectual abilities. It also contributes to self-control and respect for others, and therefore plays an important role in citizenship learning.
By mobilizing basic mathematical tools, the bridge makes it possible to fight against innumeracy. It has indeed been proven that the varied and motivating approach to the basics through play contributes to the mathematics training of the students by arousing the logical reasoning of the students.
This is how the “Little bridge” game, mixed with the “birds-counter” operation launched in December 2021, is entirely part of a method of practicing heart-to-class math, but also outside of class, especially in the family circle. This experiment, launched by the Ministry and monitored by the Scientific Council for National Education with the support of the research laboratory (IDEE), is a fun operation of the CP class, in the service of mathematics learning.
All elementary and secondary establishments are concerned about the agreement signed today, especially those belonging to the priority education network and the vocational path. Particular attention is given to students with difficulties in school, especially in the area of mathematics.
The devices most affected are:
- Artistic and Cultural Education projects, possibly eligible for financing of the collective part of the Culture pass;
- Relay schemes that temporarily accommodate students in the process of dropping out or dropping out of school. ;
- School boarding schools (especially those in regional adapted education establishments), socio-educational clubs and centers;
- Educational support, which offers volunteer students after class, in elementary and priority colleges of education, activities that help them in their school work and give them opportunities for cultural and sport openness;
- The “Open School” operation, which welcomes young people at EPLE during the school holidays to offer them educational recreational activities;
- Extracurricular educational activities are set as part of the Plan Wednesday and are included in the Territory Education Project (PEDT).
A monitoring committee of the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports / French Bridge Federation is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of this agreement. This committee will evaluate, annually, the projects implemented and consider the appropriate training content and accompanying documents required for FFB faculty and managers. It can be a source of suggestions to guide actions taken at the national and academic levels, and to collect experiences in the field.
With 90,000 members, 55% of them women, spread across 1,150 clubs, the French Bridge Federation (FFB) is the leading bridge federation in Europe. Each year, it deploys bridge training courses listed in the Academic Training Plan (PAF) in mainland France, including overseas territories. Today, more than 2,000 trained teachers have joined the bridge practice to improve the educational success of their students, starting with CP.
The bridge, a vector of social cohesion that promotes equal opportunities, has also been built in many “educational towns”.