Toulouse: tears and amazement at the Raymond-Naves high school after the drowning of two students in Narbonne
The students of the Raymond-Naves high school are upset by the disappearance of Yahia and Ossama who drowned on Saturday May 21 in Narbonne. A psychological cell was activated to help them overcome this ordeal. Report to these teenagers and their supervisors.
Jonathan, 17, mechanically draws on his cigarette, staring into space. This first-grade student at the Raymond-Naves high school in Toulouse remains stunned by the death of Yahia and Ossama, two of his comrades who drowned this weekend in Narbonne. This Tuesday morning, surrounded by a few friends, at the entrance to the school, he evacuates his sadness as best he can: “It hurts. They were only at the beginning of their life and died while looking for a balloon in the water… When I heard the news, at the time I didn’t believe it. I thought there was a mistake on the identity. They were inseparable, always nice, serious in class. I remember going to the swimming pool in PE class with them. They weren’t swimming very well, lacked technique, especially Ossama. »
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“They were inseparable”
Ophélie knew the two victims well, especially Yahia with whom she regularly practiced the bus “For me, it’s a huge shock. I’m holding on but I have a few copies that cried a lot. I am thinking especially of the students of terminale 13 where Ossama and Yahia were. To see their chairs empty until the end of the year is going to be horrible. »
The terrible news did not reach the school management through official channels. It was a technical agent from the school whose son knows the two victims well who gave the alert shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday. Michel Carrié, the headmaster, took things in hand: “I had a moment of amazement but we had to keep a cool head. I wrote an email to the staff and our 2,000 students. »
Year 13 did not have class that morning and only four students in the class made it to high school in the afternoon. “Most of them were in no condition to come to high school. I saw the class again this morning (yesterday NLDR). All of them had their faces closed, still upset by the drama. Not one wanted to speak. We felt a considerable depression. I told them that I understood their pain and that we were going to put everything in place to support them. »
A tribute to come
A listening unit (social worker, school nurse, psychologist) has been activated to support the pupils. “We will adapt to their needs. There will be both individual support for those who want it but also collective support for those who prefer it to happen in a group. There will also be follow-up as it goes along according to everyone’s sensitivities. It is out of the question to be satisfied with a single intervention. The tray is approaching with the test of philosophy and the great oral. Our mission is that this drama has the least possible impact on their exams. “, details the head of establishment.
He wonders how the school will pay tribute to the deceased teenagers. “We are thinking about the most appropriate way to do it. It could be a minute of silence or the reading of a text in the courtyard. But nothing is done. We will discuss with the students. This should take place next Monday. »