National Education. Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer visits Seine-et-Marne

On May 12, 2022, Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer distributed the 2022 edition of La Fontaine’s Fables to CM2 students in Sourdun (Seine-et-Marne) (© National Education)

This will probably be his last official trip, ahead of the government reshuffle scheduled for this week. On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Jean-Michel Blanquer visited a class of CM2 on Sourdun Elementary School (Seine-et-Marne)to exchange with his students about their taste and their reading practice.

On this occasion, the Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports distributes the 2022 edition of Myths of La Fontainedescribed by Catherine Meurissemind part of device “A book for the holidays”. In the past 4 years, the latter has enabled more than 4 million CM2 students to go on summer vacation with a free copy of France’s most famous stories.

I have come to talk to you about Jean de La Fontaine, who lived in the time of Louis XIV, who was very fond of nature and who was also inspired by animals to write his stories without realizing the success they would encounter. all over the world.

Jean-Michel BlanquerMinister of National Education, Youth and Sports

The Minister then makes the connection between the stories and the territory, by Nicolas Fouquetowner of Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomteor Jean de La Fontaine remained in the face of the embarrassment of the financial superintendent with the Sun King.

Reduce the reading time of teenagers

Many students in the class spoke. Peter tells the story The Fox and the Crow :

Very nice, although I was a little scared. I already knew him last year, I just revised a little for this morning.

stoneCM2 student in Sourdun (Seine-et-Marne)

The fable was also picked up by the rector of the Créteil academy, Daniel Auverlot, who insisted on “the importance of silences during punctuation, which really gives meaning to the poem, like a scene”. Mathilde, he said The lion and the rat : “It went well, even though I was a little stressed (laughs). But the minister is kind! »

Many Sourdun students recite La Fontaine’s stories in front of the Minister of National Education
Many Sourdun students recite La Fontaine’s stories in front of the Minister of National Education (© National Education)

The device “A book for the holidays” at the end of the CM2 class aims to remind people of the importance of reading and the various projects set up by young people. “Between the introduction of quarter-hour reading in schools, intergenerational reading in libraries, and noticing a decrease in young people’s reading time in front of the time spent in front of screens, it is important to act ”, rebuked Jean-Michel Blanquer, who took the time to sign each book.

“A love for Sourdun”

In addition to Jean de La Fontaine’s Seine-et-Marnais roots, the Minister explained his connection to the department, and especially to Sourdun: “I have a particular affection for the town since 12 years ago. , with selected and local.compass, we set the project inSourdun Boarding School of Excellence “, recalls a former rector of the academy of Créteil.

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After his elementary schooling, he also took over the management of the establishment, where he exchanged with students at the Council for College Life (CVC) and High School Life (CVL).

CM2 students from Sourdun (Seine-et-Marne) receive a copy of La Fontaine’s Fables from the hands of Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education
CM2 students from Sourdun (Seine-et-Marne) receive a copy of La Fontaine’s Fables from the hands of Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education (© National Education)

Located on 15 campus, the Sourdun Boarding School of Excellence educates nearly 500 students and students, from sixth grade to preparatory classes for business schools. It has cultural, educational and sports facilities, and offers each student favorable conditions for their development.

“During this five-year term, two major priorities have been developed: reading and physical activity, two things that go well together for a healthy mind and a healthy body, Jean-Michel Blanquer concluded, who does not have to be part of the next. government. It is also an opportunity to give credit to the elementary school, which relies heavily on the success of its students. »

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