Activities that keep going and going
This interview deals with two activities occurring outside of class: the LAN Party and the Marathon d’écriture intercollégial (Intercollege Marathon of Writing). The interview has two voices, that of Benjamin Duval, IT teacher at Collège Édouard-Montpetit and president of the LQJR (Ligue québécoise de jeux en réseau), and that of Gilbert Forest, sociocultural animator at Cégep André-Laurendeau and provincial coordinator for the Intercollegiate Marathon of Writing. With conviviality and enthusiasm, each activity is described in turn in all its facets: its unfolding, the type of participants, participating colleges, the origins, the founders, the duration, as well as the support structures implemented on a local, regional and international basis. The composition of the organizing committee is presented along with the schedule of the activity, its location, the type of preparation for the students, the short-, medium- and long-term impact, including the effect on students, teachers and institutions involved. This is followed by the question of prizes, resource persons outside the institution, media coverage, the nature of the challenges for youth, the measurement of their satisfaction and the pleasure derived from the experience. All in all, these interviews reveal the high level of interest for activities outside the class.
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