Yesterday morning in the courtyard of the Canet Larousse school (14th), the students do not know the clever ones. It was not the time for the ball or for confidences and even less for bickering like at recess. Wisely installed on benches specially placed outside, the children awaited the launch of the ceremony. When suddenly, the mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan (DVG), arrived, alongside the deputy for Education, Pierre Huguet. The elected officials present their diplomas to a hundred CM2 students from the Canet Larousse, Canet Ambrosini, Canet Ambre and Canet Jean-Jaurès establishments. “I was a Marseillais, a CM2 student like you. Today is a special day because in a few days you will become college students. Everything I’ve become is thanks to what the teachers and the tatas of the schools gave me when, as a child of workers, nothing destined me to become mayor of Marseilles. For the first time, the City has decided to give a book and a diploma to all CM2 students because you deserve it, you are the citizens of tomorrow and I am proud of your generation.“
A new device which aims to promote the academic success of young Marseille public schools before entering college when, before, it was done on merit. Like Seïla, Hanifa, Myriam, Antoine, Pali, Nour, Mohamed or even Aya, 9,000 students received this symbolic distinction.