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Mini-internships in companies possible for students from the fifth year from the start of the school year


The Minister of National Education has issued a circular to define the new features for the start of the school year. In addition to daily sport for

Students will be able to get a glimpse of what a job might be that might interest them.

At the start of the school year, voluntary colleges will have the possibility of offering “business discovery activities” from the fifth grade, through “mini-internships” or “company visits”, according to instructions from Education. national published this Thursday.

These activities will take “the form of company visits, mini-internships, meetings with professionals from different sectors of activity (…)”, details the 2022 back-to-school circular, a text which each year compiles old or news on education policy, addressed to all National Education staff.

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This provision implements one of the promises of candidate Macron which had been the subject of controversy during the campaign, Jean-Luc Mélenchon accusing the president-candidate of wanting to extend learning from the age of 12.

"The issues of equality also concern the discovery of the world of work, while the most informed students are those who will often pursue the longest studies and will have the best conditions to gradually build their career", explains the Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye, in the circular.

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"The promotion of equality between girls and boys and the prevention of social or gender stereotypes will be at the heart of these approaches", completes the ministerial text.

As of the start of the new school year, “colleges will experiment, in conjunction with the academic authorities, with new pedagogical organizations in sixth grade to better support the transition between school and college, (…) Priority will be given to colleges whose results in the national assessments reveal specific difficulties”, adds this circular.

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Another promise of candidate Macron translated into instructions in the back-to-school circular: sport at school.

“Thirty minutes of daily physical activity will be generalized from the start of the school year in all schools in France.


“Volunteering colleges will be invited to set up, on an experimental basis, an organization of timetables allowing all or part of their students to be able to do two hours of sports activities during extracurricular time, in sports clubs or associations” , indicates the circular.

Finally, the ongoing transformation of the vocational high school “will be continued”.

In all vocational high schools, “specific actions allowing easier access to employment will be deployed, in the continuity of the integration modules for the final year classes”, assures the text.

Source: leparis

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