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In a warm atmosphere, similar to the teaching provided there, the Leopold Bellan adapted education high school from Chamigny (Seine-et-Marne) received, in the presence of the pupils and its educational team, the families interested in the next school year. On Saturday March 19, 2022, many visitors were able to discover the domain of the guardian angel and its specialties.
The high school, nestled in the heart of nature in a 7.5 hectare wooded park overlooking the Marne valley, offers students a serene environment conducive to learning.
Sylvie Le Breton, deputy mayor of Chamigny, and Laurence Miffre-Peretti, mayor of Saint-Jean-les-deux-Jumeaux, member of the board of directors and representative of the Region, were also able to visit the facilities, on the frenzied rhythms of Marching Band of Boissy-le-Châtel.
Reduced staff and benevolence
General subjects are limited to 16 students per class, and 8 in vocational education.
The experienced teachers have been there for many years and are thus prepared and made aware of the specificities of the students which can range from a real disability to various behavioral or social problems, reading difficulties or academic delay. They kindly provide enhanced support, adapted to the educational needs of each.
Nathalie Commun, Deputy Director of Vocational and Technological Training (DDFPT), specifies that ” immersive mini-courses are offered so that future students can discover the specialties. The establishment also welcomes future boarders for one night so that boarding school is not seen as a hindrance. »
The presence of the former headteacher, Jean-François Le Boulch, and the previous DDFPT, André Casier, retired, highlights that teaching in the school is more than just a job.
A place rich in history
The establishment takes its name from the benefactor who created the original structure in 1918. Léopold Bellan, himself a victim of disability (two club feet) has always been turned towards the most precarious, towards solidarity and education. popular. It was more particularly after the death of his son that he founded this institution to welcome and offer an education to war orphans, especially boys.
Located on the domain of the Ange Gardien, it takes its name from its location, the plot having hosted, in the 18th century, an inn called “Au bon Ange”. The inn has disappeared but not the locality on the edge of the old royal road. At the foot of the director’s office, you can even discover one of the old terminals which marked out each league (1,950 km) of the road linking Paris to Metz.
A complete course
In addition to theGeneral Education and practical workshopsstudents receive a training on prevention in the workplacea real added value for their professional integration. The PRAP system allows the employee to participate in the improvement of his working conditions so as to reduce the risk of accidents at work or occupational diseases and the OHS training aims to be able to help others.
“The first victims of accidents in the workplace are young graduates, so they are better prepared for their integration into a company. »
Five CAPs are offered: gardener-landscaper, masonry, painting, carpentry and marketing and service in hotels and restaurants.
The student painters apply their teaching within the structure and have already carried out the repair of several rooms, the creations of the carpenters can be the subject of external orders, and it is also possible to call on the students of the school for work in private homes, with prices lower than those of craftsmen.
A school program, but not only
In addition to the education provided according to the professional training chosen, outings are offered: circus workshop, equestrian center and music club, cinema and football outings, introduction to diving in the swimming pool but also development of eco-grazing for the maintenance of the site’s green spaces.
The students also take care of the maintenance of the three beehives on the estate and produce and then sell their own honey. A beekeeping training section is also planned within the establishment.
The school participates in the “CUBE S” competition, which means that it is committed to reducing its energy consumption for five years by participating in a playful and concrete way in the energy transition law which aims for 40% energy savings by 2030.
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