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The President of the Republic answered questions from YouTuber HugoDécrypte on Monday night, justifying particularly the ban on the abaya by establishing a hyperlink with the assassination of Samuel Paty. Emmanuel Macron additionally stated he was in favor of experimenting with a “unique outfit” in colleges.

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A “unique outfit” in school, a “tree” for every schoolboy, a “test” of sports activities analysis in sixth grade: Emmanuel Macron sketched out a collection of recent measures in main and center faculty, Monday, September 4, throughout of an interview aimed toward young people on YouTube.

The Head of State, who had chosen to return to faculty on the channel of the youtubeur HugoDécrypte, answered for an hour and forty to all the themes which problem much less and greater than 18 years.

On the carrying of the uniform in school, which ignites the debates from one finish to the opposite of the political spectrum, he stated he was in favor of “experiments” and an “evaluation”, announcing himself quite for a “unique outfit”, “much more acceptable for teenagers”.

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“Without having a uniform, we can say ‘You put on jeans, T-shirt and jacket'”, argued the president, all the time very current and on the offensive on academic topics.

The distinctive outfit “may seem a little less strict from a disciplinary point of view” whereas fixing the issue of “secularism” and “the idea that we have of decency”, he underlined.

The Minister of National Education, Gabriel Attal, introduced that he would specify “in the fall” the phrases of an “experiment” in “voluntary” institutions.

“We can’t act as if there hadn’t been the assassination of Samuel Paty”

Returning to the opposite controversial topic of the day, the ban on the abaya in colleges, the president not directly made the hyperlink with the assassination of Samuel Paty.

“We also live in our society with a minority, people who, hijacking a religion, come to challenge the Republic and secularism”, he hammered. “It has sometimes given the worst. We cannot pretend that there was not the terrorist attack and the assassination of Samuel Paty in our country”, he stated, in reference to the trainer killed in 2020 after exhibiting his college students caricatures of Muhammad.

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The Head of State, who will go to a university in Orthez (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) on Tuesday to focus on strengthening the place of sport in class, harassed how “when we do sport, we are good”.

The government needs to generalize the observe of half-hour of bodily exercise a day in main colleges and two extra hours in faculty. “It’s a great tool for learning better”, “it’s a health tool, it prevents obesity”, “it gives a framework”, he stated.

Emmanuel Macron even needs to carry sports activities in school to one hour a day, and “at least as much in college”. He introduced in passing a “sports evaluation test” in sixth grade.

That every faculty pupil crops “his tree”

Asked about ecology, one other central topic of concern for young people on which he has usually been deemed insufficiently lively, Emmanuel Macron has set a really symbolic goal, to see all center faculty college students in France plant a tree, beginning this 12 months within the sixth.

He actually felt that it will not be potential “for all of the sixth graders” this 12 months, however hoped that we might finally have “this generation where each schoolboy will have planted his tree”, to “help” to maintain the target of 1 billion timber planted in ten years.

Returning to one other fetish topic, the length of the summer time holidays and college time, he once more stated he was open to a debate, in session. We should “have school time that is more flexible and which, because we have more weeks of school, college and high school in the year, can integrate sports, artistic education and culture and time for homework and support”, he outlined.

In the sphere of leisure, he additionally stated he was in favor of the introduction of a prepare package deal of the sort arrange in Germany which permits, for 49 euros per thirty days, limitless journey on your complete rail community. .

“I asked the Minister of Transport (Clément Beaune) to launch with all the regions which are ready to do so the same device”, he confirmed.

With AFP