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Cultural discoveries for Espérance banlieues students! update

Cultural discoveries for Espérance banlieues students!

International Comics Festival:
Who doesn't know Asterix the Gaul and his menhir-breeding friend Obelix? Gaston Lagaffe's espadrilles or the name of Lucky Lucke's horse? Comic strips are an integral part of our Francophone cultural heritage.
In our 17 schools, discovering the treasures of the French language, even in this form, is an integral part of our educational project.
Pupils at the Espérance banlieues school not far from Angoulême couldn't miss a visit to the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême! The opportunity to take part in two workshops to boost their creativity and spark a few budding cartoonist vocations.
- In the first workshop, they created comic strip boxes by adding details thanks to the presence of live models.
- In the second workshop, they explored optical illusion with the creation of thaumatropes, small toys that explore the phenomenon of retinal persistence.

Festival de Cinéma:
140 schoolchildren were welcomed to the cinema to attend the screening of the film "De toutes mes forces", which recounts the challenge taken up by a father challenged by his quadriplegic son to compete in the Nice IronMan. This was followed by a meeting with the film's director, to whom our schoolchildren from Sartrouville, Asnières and Argenteuil were able to put all their questions: "Why did you make this film? How did you choose the actors? What are the production stages of a film? Does the synopsis relate to your personal story? This first-of-its-kind meeting for middle-schoolers, prepared with teachers over the past few weeks, provided an opportunity to:
- Discover the world of cinema and learn how to analyze a film, build an argued opinion
- Dialog with a film director
- Deepen themes around sports (the Olympics are approaching!), inclusion and disability
- Work on the notion of surpassing oneself, the meaning of effort and perseverance
Thank you for your support, which enables our students to take part in all these projects, discover all their talents and thus widen the field of possibilities for their future!

Our former students testify!

What happens to students who have passed through Espérance banlieues schools? 
The question is often asked. Three 2023 bacheliers who passed through the benches of one of the 17 schools in the Espérance banlieues network tell us!"
➡ Maëlly from Espérance banlieues, Cours Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Asnières, is studying at Sorbonne Université and dreams of becoming an engineer in forensics.
➡ Tony and Aboubakar, very chummy in life, from Cours La Cordée - Espérance Banlieues in Roubaix have chosen to follow courses in project management and event management.

Video just below! 
Visit by Espérance banlieues students to the Hôtel Matignon 
Friday September 29, 2023, Elisabeth Borne received in her office the 4th and 3rd grade students from the Espérance banlieues school in Argenteuil who were visiting the Hôtel Matignon as part of their school program. Madame Prime Minister spontaneously took part in a question-and-answer session with the curious and attentive children. A very warm and informal moment of exchange.
This visit to Matignon will remain engraved in the memories of our students, who came away with renewed motivation and a better understanding of the importance of civic and political commitment. 
How can we calm the violence experienced in certain priority neighborhoods?

How can we respond to the educational emergency in fractured and isolated territories? Is it possible to reconcile, to remake society?
Publication of the Tribune: the educational response provided by Espérance banlieues! 

It's back to school time! update

It's back to school time!

This context, which is favorable to innovative initiatives such as Espérance banlieues, is a reminder of our commitment to the students and families who have chosen to place their trust in us. By continuing our active mobilization in the field with our teachers and principals, it is the real impact of your support that we wish to highlight.

Last year, 100% of our 3rd graders passed their brevet, when the national average for schools in priority neighborhoods is only 50%; for this new school year, the schools will be welcoming 6 new classesincluding two classes for middle school students, and around a hundred additional students; this summer, our teachers attended 2 weeks of training that really respond to this urgent need to train educators. Thus, through our action and the results that flow from it, we confirm the necessity, the very urgency, of supporting and developing impact projects that enable an innovative reform of education in France. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for the support you give us, and hope that our action assures you of the usefulness and impact of your donation!! 

Very happy back-to-school to you all!! 

Our students have talent! update

Our students have talent!

On the occasion of the association's 10th anniversary, 122 students were on stage for the performance of the Musical Comedy "Dans tes rêves"! The curtain opened on the children's choir, who took the audience on a journey through the Paris of yesterday and today, through an anthology of French songs. An unforgettable highlight that allowed everyone to discover their talents, to measure the sense of effort, the strength of the collective, the finesse and precision of the performance, to offer a show of great quality, staged as part of the association's 10th anniversary. Performing arts have been at the heart of the school's pedagogy for several years, so that the personalities and self-confidence of each student can blossom to the full!"

To mark the 80th anniversary of Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, written in April 1943 in New York, our schools organized a major writing competition with the Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry Foundation. Over 600 Espérance banlieues students worked on the idea of an eighth planet that had slipped into history. Writer Michel Bussi, president of the jury, presented the writing prize to 6 of our students at the Editions Gallimard offices!

Thank you for your support! updateEspérance banlieues students

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to your support, the Espérance banlieues network is welcoming over 1,000 students this year to its 17 schools from Marseille to Roubaix. An 18th school will open next September in Bordeaux. Each of the network's schools is rooted in its local area, and its mission is to provide a concrete and innovative response to educational inequalities, illiteracy and school dropout, and to contribute to the integration of young people from sensitive neighborhoods.

In the implementation of its educational project, Espérance banlieues claims a singularity: combining, day after day, within a genuine community of adults and children, French teaching, education and attachment to culture. It is the coherence of actions under these three pillars that comes to provide children with the energy, serenity and security necessary for their growth. The school's director is the guarantor of this coherence, a trademark at the heart of the Espérance banlieues project.

Espérance banlieues scrupulously applies the National Education programs, through a pragmatic pedagogy, based on experience and experimentation. The pedagogical experience is inspired by the great names in education who have devoted themselves first and foremost to disadvantaged children, such as Don Bosco, Maria Montessori and Pierre Faure. This year, Espérance banlieues celebrated its tenth anniversary! To mark the occasion, numerous events are being organized in each of our 17 schools, and you're all welcome to come and meet our students!

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