One after the assassination of the history teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, tributes are organized in schools this Friday, October 15. Several highlights are planned, notably at the Jean-Philippe Rameau college, in the Ouche fountain district in Dijon.
One year after the death of the history-geography teacher, assassinated on October 16, 2020, all French schools pay tribute to Samuel Paty this Friday, October 15, 2021.
At the Collège Jean-Philippe Rameau, district of the Ouche fountain in Dijon, several highlights are planned.
The schools and establishments of the academy today pay tribute to the teacher #SamuelPaty. At Rameau College, in Dijon, students participate in an educational sequence around access to information and freedom of expression. pic.twitter.com/YDM0qN6BHh
– Dijon Academy (@ AcadémieDijon) October 15, 2021
A civic education course
Throughout the morning, the college students will pay tribute to Samuel Paty. From 8 a.m., Mourad Asfoure, professor of history and geography offered an hour of discussion, in particular on freedom of expression and worship and the right to information, in the presence of the rector of the academy, Nathalie Albert -Moretti. A civic education course that takes on its full meaning on this commemoration day.
At 9 o’clock, the schoolchildren were invited to watch the play entitled “When will the silence comee “, written by Céline Maglica, professor of literature at the Collège Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Another highlight of the morning, the planting of a tree in a college space and the burial of a memory capsule containing the text of the show When will the silence come. To end the ceremony, at the end of the morning, another tribute to the professor will be observed in the hall of the rectorate, where a Samuel Paty space will be inaugurated.
A national tribute
On the eve of the anniversary date of the assassination of Samuel Paty, all schools in France pay tribute, in different forms, to the history and geography teacher, killed for showing caricatures of Muhammad in class.
A minute of silence, class debates, screening of documentaries on secularism… It is up to the teaching teams to decide on the content of this national tribute. “Institutions have the freedom to organize. This could take the form of exchanges, discussions. This is the opportunity to talk about the place of the teacher, of knowledge ”, explained Thursday the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer.
Samuel Paty’s family met with Prime Minister Jean Casteix and President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, October 16.
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