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PILOT SITE 5, FRANCE, SAVOIE (Students’ age: from 15 to 22 years)

EPLEFPA REINACH HIGH SCHOOL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

Website:  www.reinach.fr

High School, Graduate School and Vocational School with teachers and student’s commitment to environmentally responsible school. Innovative teaching methods with projects management adapted to the curriculum, social and professional network, and contribution to the local development.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALPINE SCHOOL MODEL

Their teaching methods and practices are already based on Mountain Oriented Education through professional networks with economical and sociological issues, cultural activities, environment and natural resources awareness, outdoor activities into the mountains, training period for students.

FFCAM - Savoy committee, Parc Naturel Régional du Massif des Bauges, ONF - Savoy local agency

Savoy committee of FFCAM has 6000 members inside 26 local clubs, and 18 mountain refuges. The committee works closely with the Savoy Department and with the national authority for citizens, for sports, and for tourism. One of its priorities is to strengthen the link between youth and mountain, through mountain refuges experience, climbing, hiking and trekking activities.

The Parc Naturel Régional du Massif des Bauges develops recreational and discovery activities based on the enhancement of heritages. It drives a museums and outdoors sites network which welcome local visitors and tourists. In association with the Ministry for Education, the Park organizes a network of environmental educators and provides an annual educational program which concern more than 2000 children each year.

ONF – Savoy local agency in Bourget Lake and Albens territory manages 7 communal forests and 1 State forest, working on environment, nature entertainment, and nature education. Their fields of work are:
  • Forest legal aspects: management and control,
  • Forest Management, nature monitoring.
  • Supervision of Logging, tourism in forest area, and forest tracks.

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALPINE SCHOOL MODEL

FFCAM and Reinach school started a partnership 3 years ago with summer hiking and raid, and winter ski touring. The mission is mountain training, access for youth to four seasons mountain, heritage spreading, balance between economic, social and natural aspects.

PNRMB supports a strong environmental education and youth sector and many activities like the Young Nature Guides initiative. Many youth activities and pedagogical tools are developed within a formal covenant with the National Education Authority. The Park leads a network of 35 local education professionals, with a broad panel of competences.

ONF – Savoy local agency has a nature education component, working with young people through local schools, leisure center, summer camps. They participate in local events about logging activities, forest discovering, in partnership with local authorities and protected areas.