Learning holidays: it's "school while having fun" for 200 young people from Saint-Martin!

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More than 200 students from CP to CM2 classes are taking part in the Learning Holidays this summer. A device that allows them to continue to work on basic knowledge (reading, writing, counting) and to practice cultural and sports activities.

The periods of summer holidays can, by their long duration, promote school dropout. At the start of the school year, it is not uncommon to see some students having difficulty reconnecting with school. Through the “Learning holidays” operation, the National Education intends to help the youngest to maintain their achievements, or even to catch up. The learning holidays aim to ensure the consolidation of learning and contribute to the personal development of young people through cultural, sporting and leisure activities, supervised by professionals.

 

Holidays instructive…

In Saint-Martin, this system has been taking place since July 10  and ends this Friday, July 21.

Thus, 200 children, from Grande Section to CM2, were cared for in three schools covering the whole territory. About twenty speakers and six associations and institutional partners accompanied the young people of Saint-Martin in this "open school" system which meets several essential challenges: combating school dropout by maintaining the link with the school during the crucial period of school holidays and by offering a school reinforcement program for pupils who need it, allowing children who cannot go on holiday to benefit from educational, cultural, sporting and outdoor activities and opening the young people's awareness of contemporary climate and biodiversity issues through nature discovery activities. A rich and varied program that appeals to children! _AF

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