As half of a rugby league challenge in partnership with the Sports Union for Primary Education, Marc-Chagall’s primaries exchanged with Thomas Bosc, assistant coach of the Catalans Dragons. Extracts.
On the Loup. For one afternoon, the monolingual CM1s from the Marc-Chagall faculty performed at being little reporters. The goal of the day: Thomas Bosc, assistant coach of the Catalans Dragons. What, a 13 participant in the land of fifteen? Well sure ! Because behind this assembly, there was above all the want to hold out a sporting and cultural challenge between the sports activities membership and the colleges of the Catalan nation via the Sports Union for Primary Education (Usep).
For Céret, it’s the trainer Martine Vieu who joins the challenge, thus making the hyperlink between her 22 college students and the rugby crew. Goal ? Generate an entire work in fashionable language, in geography, on the sporting notions of this sport to, at the finish of the faculty 12 months, produce a presentation on rugby league and/or the Catalans Dragons. So as a lot to say, it is critical. And to see these massive kids of 9-10 years previous taking on this problem head-on, one may solely be in awe. It is subsequently with an amazing skilled conscience that they chained the questions beforehand labored on in class. And in lower than an hour, we discovered quite a bit about the former goalscorer Dragoons : thus, he began this sport at 6 years previous earlier than spending 12 seasons as knowledgeable participant with the Catalans Dragons. Now built-in into the employees, the Catalan born in Perpignan will likely be 39 years previous subsequent August. While his son, Louis, celebrates his tenth birthday this weekend (“You can wish him a happy birthday from us!”). Sometimes it’s referred to as “Bosco”. Beyond rugby, he enjoys taking part in indoor soccer, snowboarding and golf… And then we have been handled to extra uncommon issues: “Are there a lot of German players in rugby league? “, asks a schoolboy. Pout of the teacher who “tilts” and slides with affection “ No, Australians!”. We overview his breakfast earlier than realizing his working velocity. Other questions from kids: “Do you still dress in Dragon clothes?” or “Have you survived any injuries?”. “Survive? We say survived!”, continues the professor. Sometimes sketching a smile, it was with nice simplicity and tenderness that Thomas Bosc responded to the college students. Before in flip to distill some beneficial recommendation to the youthful era. Then adopted a protracted autograph session. Before shifting on to an equally intense sequence of images. When we love, we do not depend. And as we are saying so nicely in rugby jargon: at the Marc-Chagall faculty, Thomas Bosc’s check was completely reworked!