MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Swiss Canton de Vaud – news in French
When it opened its doors in 1974, the CESSNOV (Centre d’enseignement secondaire supérieur du Nord vaudois) was the first establishment to reflect a desire for decentralization in the regions and to enable young Vauders to obtain their post-compulsory training qualifications elsewhere than in Lausanne. At the time, the school catered for students in the gymnasium, commercial and pedagogical streams, including future teachers. In 1983, the school expanded with the inauguration of a new building devoted entirely to the former teacher training college. In 2002, the creation of the Haute école pédagogique in Lausanne led to the departure of the École normale the following year. The school was renamed “Gymnase d’Yverdon”. In its 50 years of existence, the Gymnase d’Yverdon has awarded nearly 15,000 qualifications to young people from the region, for whom it has been an important milestone not only in their education, but also in their lives.
Half a century of existence is an opportunity to reflect on how this establishment is rooted in its time and its region. The planned commemorations will highlight the work carried out by students and staff, while demonstrating the deep connections that exist between the Gymnase d’Yverdon and the regional fabric. It will also be an opportunity to reflect on the past and the future, so that the Gymnasium continues to fulfill its fundamental mission of transmitting know-how and savoir-vivre.
Culture has been chosen as the common thread running through the celebrations throughout 2024. Culture is at the heart of the educational project, giving depth and color to the many activities carried out throughout the school year. The festivities have been organized around five major themes:
Culture opens its doors: with visits to exhibitions, theater or meetings with artists, every student will benefit from the wealth of local culture over three days, thanks to close collaboration with the Yverdon-les-Bains Cultural Service.
A meeting of cultures: the gymnasium, with its 1,400 students and 160 employees, is home to a multitude of cultures. These will be celebrated during a week dedicated to interculturality.
Cultivate your garden: exhibitions, conferences and events are scheduled throughout the year to explore indoor and outdoor gardens, from intimate concerns to those relating to the environment.
Cultivate knowledge: showcase the wealth of knowledge, its interconnections and its role in enlightening the world at various events, at the gym or in town. For example, the experimental science students had the opportunity to talk to Nobel Prize winner Jacques Dubochet, while the economics students set up a podcast to showcase the region’s history on a bus route.
Culture en fête: from Christmas festivals to art openings and competitions, the gymnasium showcases the talent of its students and staff.
All information on one website
Some of the events taking place at the gym, in the town of Yverdon-les-Bains or in the region are open to the public. Regular information on these events will be published on a dedicated website – in French only. www.gymnase-yverdon.ch/50ans/ – on social networks and in the press, thanks to a partnership with La Région, which will open its pages to students once a month.
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