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book in hand, with enthusiasm, Jean Michel Blanquer took stock. This morning of Thursday, March 10, 2022at 10 o’clock sharp, the Minister of National Education went through the door Elementary school Corneville-sur-Risle, near Pont-Audemer (Your).
Present on the occasion Quarter hour national readingbaptized “10. March at 10 a.m., I’m reading,” the pastor listened attentively to the texts read by several children from the school.
Reading, “Great National Cause”
Accompanied by a distinguished guest, Erik Orsenna, writer and member of the French Academy, Jean-Michel Blanquer wanted to illustrate in Corneville this “great national cause” that is being read.
This operation, which consists in interrupting his activity in order to read for a quarter of an hour at 10 am on March 10, is “essential” in the eyes of the minister. After the performances of several children, it was Erik Orsenna and Jean-Michel Blanquer who, in turn, began to read.
The education minister took the opportunity to read Albert Camus’ Stockholm speech, which he gave when he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.
Jean-Michel Blanquer meets Ukrainian children in Bourgtheroulde
Before arriving in Corneville, Jean-Michel Blanquer stopped in Grand Bourgtheroulde. There he met four Ukrainian children who had fled the war with their families. Arriving at the Hector Malot School on Monday, March 7th, the minister was able to discuss with the children on Thursday, March 10th: “I wanted to see with my own eyes how the reception of Ukrainian refugee children is going,” explained he us.
He relied on “the professionalism of the National Education System to accommodate these children as best they can. You have the right to learn French in order to integrate as well as possible. Communication is still rudimentary but the children seemed happy to be there together. »
Express yourself to “speak comfortably”
In addition to the benefits of just reading, Jean-Michel Blanquer also addressed the importance of “reading aloud”, especially in the classroom:
Reading aloud teaches you to express yourself and it is very important to feel comfortable speaking. It is also a way for students to prepare for public speaking or for the major oral exam in high school.
With regular practice, “fundamental” in his eyes, it is the Minister’s assurance of “progress” to the students.
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