At Giselle Halimi College, students get their hands dirty learning science

At Giselle Halimi College, students get their hands dirty learning science

Within the framework of the Educational Independence Program left to professors, the Gisèle Halimi College of Mérignac has launched a partnership with the La Main à la pâte Foundation, which aims to develop science teaching from primary to secondary school, through Exp. ..

As part of the program of educational autonomy left to teachers, the Gisèle Halimi College in Mérignac has launched a partnership with the La Main à la pâte Foundation, which aims to develop the teaching of science from primary school to high school, through manual experiments and investigation. Three years after the first partnership, the college has just been awarded the “La Main à la pâte” label, thanks to student projects accompanied by science and physics teacher Stéphanie Soulier. This brings the total to 14H Experimental College of the Bordeaux Academy.

This Wednesday, June 19, during the signing of the label in the presence of Didier Roux, member of the Academy of Sciences, president of the La Main à la pâte Foundation and scientific patron of the college, 6 studentsH A presented their project “Paint like Cro-Magnon”.

“Learn differently”

“We only used natural materials to paint, with different earth pigments and water to create the painting, like Cro-Magnon men,” Kathleen, 11, proudly explains. “To make brushes, we used sticks, feathers or foam,” Maryam adds. As for Mila, this experience allowed her to understand that “nature can do many things.”

Maryam explained how they made paintbrushes using natural elements, such as Cro-Magnon.

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In front of the presentation, Didier Roux was happy to point out that many girls are interested in science. “I am convinced that these students will better remember what they learned through this project rather than a traditional science course,” he asserts. “This allows them to learn differently, by being actors and solving problems on their own,” believes College Director, Vincent Gilley. “This exhibition improves class cohesion because they all work together, as well as on other subjects such as history or French. Our scientific sponsor helps us connect school and university research,” adds Stephanie Soulier.

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