“What is ecology? The question is launched by the young Hugo Renié, eco-delegate, to the students who have just entered the sixth grade. The subject, debated in class, was the common thread for part of the morning of Friday, with the visit to the Evariste-Galois college in Algrange of Jean-Marc Huart, rector of the Grand Est academic region and of the Nancy-Metz academy, and the academy inspector Olivier Cottet.
The establishment, joined by six primary schools in Algrange and Nilvange, for a total of 1,000 students, has received the Establishments in Sustainable Development Approach (E3D) label. The plaque, now installed at the entrance to the college, symbolizes everyone’s commitment to a sustainable development approach. With a specificity: the work in network (national education, communities, associations…), which serves the multitude of actions implemented within the framework of this project called “From iron to green”. Audrey Leininger, inspector for the constituency of Thionville, recalled that it is notably a question of “educating for sustainable development on a daily basis, by adapting to territorial realities, in line with the pupil’s path”.
242 certified establishments
Concretely, the schools strive to make the youngest aware of the discovery of flora and fauna. Lucile Levy, headmistress of Les Crayons magiques in Nilvange, for example, plans to experiment with “school outside” while her counterpart from Bazenthal nursery and elementary school, Elisabeth Leclere, evoked a future “backpacking outing”. donkeys on the limestone lawns of the town ”.
The dozen or so eco-delegates trained at the college constitute the link between this project. These volunteers actively participated in the creation of posters and pins in favor of sorting, engaged in participatory weighings in the dining hall to assess food waste or even worked on energy savings. “This should lead us to reflect on our professional practices”, commented Olivier Cottet, inspector of the academy. This year, 129 schools or establishments obtained the label. 32% of colleges and 20% of high schools in the academy have entered into this process. In total, 242 schools or establishments have been labeled.