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Posted on November 11, 2020

Among the skills required for any learning, reading and writing are the most fundamental and mastering them is therefore one of the primary missions of the school. To mark the efforts that are being made, to share even more the pleasure of reading and writing and because a digital and progressive society passes through words, the Department of Education, Youth and Culture ( DFJC) renewed its action “The noise of the pages” initiated in 2019. At 11:11 am, on November 11, all Vaudois students and compulsory school training professionals were reading. For the first time, the Council of State itself also took a few moments to discuss the importance of reading. This action symbolizes all those that can be undertaken in training places as well as the support of the Canton to cultural actors and libraries.


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Like last year, the DFJC suggests that all establishments set up “Le noise des pages” (in the appendix). This operation consists of carrying out a daily reading of 5 to 15 minutes practiced by all the students, teachers and administrative staff of an establishment at a given time and over a period of one week, one month, ‘a semester or a year. Symbolically, this Wednesday November 11, at 11:11 a.m., the 93 Vaudois compulsory education establishments and all their occupants interrupted their activity for a moment of reading as evidenced by the video produced thanks to the photos taken by the actors of this moment of sharing (in annex). On the initiative of several principals, teachers and school libraries, similar actions have been carried out successfully throughout the week or even at other times of the year over longer periods.

An exchange on the reading in Council of State session

To show its support for Operation “The noise of the pages”, the government has interrupted its usual meeting which it now holds at the Maison de l’Elysée for health reasons. The State Councilors then proceeded to a brief exchange on reading, fueled by the choice of a book brought to the meeting. Each and everyone then commented on what reading represented in a personal capacity and the reasons for the choice revealed to their colleagues. Discover the selection of books and the responses of members of the government also appended to this press release.

State of Vaud Information and Communication Office


ON BEHALF OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE, Cesla Amarelle, Councilor of State, Head of the DFJC,021 316 30 65



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