The mayor plays teacher to his young colleagues from Bagnols Junior Borough Council

The mayor of Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Jean-Yves Chapelet, invited children and young people from the junior municipal council to the first part of the council's last public meeting.

Chalk, a white coat, and why not an interactive whiteboard… Here are some ideas for gifts that those who like to make them could offer to the mayor of Bagnols-sur-Cèze. This will undoubtedly make this councilor happy, who on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, played teacher with the children of the Municipal Council for Children and Youth. The exercise that the chosen one already did last fall, more precisely on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Mayor in (tricolor scarf) next to Dasen last fall.

Mayor in (tricolor scarf) next to Dasen last fall.

The councilor went to the Célestin-Freinet primary school to discuss the Republic with students of the CM2 school in the presence of the Academic Director of the National Education Services (Dasen) Christophe Mauny.

Teaching exercise

At the last municipal council, children decorated themselves with tricolor scarves that they wore over their shoulders. “We are very happy to welcome you,” said Mayor Jean-Yves Chapelet. The chosen one was engaged in pedagogy and exchange with his young guests. The first two rows of the hall were reserved for CMEJ children and their teachers and companions.

“Did you understand the discussion?

On Tuesday, April 2, the mayor questioned his young colleagues after the intervention of Michèle Fond-Thurial: “Did you understand this consideration of the work mobility package? I will explain it to you in two words. In your program you have planned a cycle If you come to work by bicycle , you will be able, under certain conditions, to get a bonus that can go up to €300 per year. This is to encourage people to take their bike because it does not pollute less, it takes up more space without roads and above all it is quite beautiful.”

Concepts to be assimilated

Some basic principles for understanding the progress of the deliberative assembly appear on the menu of this apprenticeship in electoral citizenship. “We always start the municipal council with an invitation. An elected official who cannot be present at the session gives the authority to another to act in his place. This is called a power of attorney. When all elected officials are in agreement, we speak of a unanimous vote. Representation is called a power of attorney.” When there are votes against, the consideration is adopted by a majority.” So many concepts to assimilate for aspiring counselors.

Two-year mandate

Usually junior elected officials meet in the Hall of Justice. A beautiful symbol when you hold office in the service of the public. Elected in November 2023 for a two-year term, the young councilors of Bagnols-sur-Cèze, like those who preceded them, take part in patriotic ceremonies on November 11, May 8 and March 19.

“You are our colleagues”

“Believe me, it warms the heart to see these young people who are interested in living in the city,” extolls Mayor Jean-Yves Chapelet. This former engineer from Marcoule might have seen himself in another life as a teacher or a professional teacher which he seems to like. The mayor likes this role of knowledge broker, which he often plays with a certain gusto. “You are our colleagues, you are chosen,” he told the young advisers. It was also an opportunity for the mayor to thank the parents and grandparents who bring and return the children to the city hall every Monday evening where they carry out their work.

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