Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon: The children voted to give the public school a name

On Thursday, the children of the Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon public school voted to participate in the choice of their school’s future name. The election gave astronaut Claudie Haigneré the top pick ahead of writer Elisabeth Brami. The City Council will have the final say.

The community team wanted the choice to be a female name. The teaching team selected four candidates: Elisabeth Brami (author of children’s literature), Marie Curie (scientist and physicist), Claudie Haigneré (astronaut and scientist) and Anne Sylvestre (author, composer and performer).

campaign and voting

The students of CM1 and CM2 had previously researched these four personalities before going on a real campaign with the youngest of the school, to whom they presented their discoveries.

The teachers, for their part, explained to the children how voting works: ballot box, ballot box, voting booth, etc. Everything was presented in class and the students from CP to CM2 met at the municipality’s polling station to do their election in due form.

A moment of celebration

Mayor Alain Fournier personally greeted them, wearing his tricolor scarf to celebrate the moment. Class after class, the students went through the voting booth to make their choice before going to the polling table, with their voter card stamped by Marie-Hélène Peyragrosse, school assistant, before handing it to Alain Fournier, who said the traditional “voted” pronounced.

The last class, the CM1 of director Lionel Calliet, carried out the census, assisted by Pierre Morel, assistant.

In addition, parents of students, teachers and ATSEM were asked to cast their votes via an online digital questionnaire.

voting results

The results of this election were as follows:

children’s voices

Adult voices

to hum

%

Elizabeth Brami

27

32

59

27.96

Marie Curie

19

29

48

22.75

Claudia Haignere

51

32

83

39.34

Anne Silvester

10

11

21

9.95

to hum

107

104

211

100

This result is submitted to the local council, since the process of naming a public school falls within its jurisdiction. This issue should be discussed at the May 6 meeting.

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