in Revel, the French test moves to a room with air conditioning

Change of room, delivery of bottled water. Several schemes have been introduced to facilitate the student exams during this heatwave.

The heat wave is forecast in the territory from today Wednesday the 15th or Thursday the 16th of June. The very high heat, in unsuitable school rooms, will make it difficult to pass the matriculation written exams.

At Vincent Auriol High School in Revel, Haute-Garonne, Daniel Palpacuer, principal, has predicted for his 145 students to take the French bac test. “We have partnered with the municipality of Revel to provide us with a municipal hall, the Claude Nougaro room. It is air conditioned and will be able to accommodate all first-class students for the French test.”.

This space has already been used for exams, especially for the diploma.

“The heat wave is such that we can not let our students compose in a room where it will be 40 degrees”, emphasizes the headmaster.

The goal is to maintain justice for all the graduates, we can not have 50 students to take their exam in air-conditioned rooms and 50 others in rooms where it is 40 ° C.

Daniel Palpacuer, principal of Vincent Auriol High School in Revel

No big deal for the philosophy bachelor this Wednesday, June 15th. Graduates took the test in high school, but everything was well thought out to keep things cool.

“For this morning’s philosophy test, we have put all the exam rooms on the ground floor, which are less exposed to the sun and ventilated throughout the night. And bottles of water have been provided.”says Daniel Palpacuer.

The Ministry of Education and Youth has sent recommendations to school leaders and institutional leaders to prevent the effects of the heat wave.

Mostafa Fourar has been the Rector of the Toulouse Academy since July 2020. He headed the Reunion Academy for 4 years and the Guadeloupe Academy for 3 years. He’s used to “high heat”.

Recommendations were sent directly to school leaders and school leaders, recommendations that are common sense. Identify the most exposed rooms and adapt the layout and use of rooms after exposure.

Mostafa Fourar, Rector of Toulouse Academy

The goal is to allow the reception of students in rooms that are protected from the heat. “Protected facade, not exposed to the sun, identify cooler rooms, keep blinds or shutters closed when the facade is sunny, leave the windows open at night … I fully trust that the leaders of companies and directors will implement these specific recommendations “explains the rector of the academy in Toulouse.

At the Toulouse Academy, 29,478 graduates are registered to take the matriculation exam. Mostafa Fourar traveled to colleges to take stock of exam conditions.

I went to two high schools yesterday and they made water available for the graduates. The conditions will be quite correct for the candidates who have to take the matriculation exam.

Mostafa Fourar, Rector of Toulouse Academy

No change in schedules possible for passing matriculation exams because the exams take place simultaneously throughout the national territory. On the other hand, these adjustments can be made within the framework of the courses.

“At this stage and as far as I know, there are six middle schools in Tarn and one middle school in Gers, which have made adjustments in terms of schedules and teaching movements, I let them be fully responsible for this organization as with the high school. Vincent Auriol de Revel “, insists the rector of the academy in Toulouse.

“It’s something anticipated”says Mostafa Fourar, “We had a meeting (all French principals) with the new Minister of Education yesterday via video conference to address this issue, that is, if the issue is taken seriously at national level”.

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