Inclusivity inside and outside the classroom taught to Monaco’s schoolchildren

The second edition of the ‘Semaine de l’Ecole Inclusive’ – Inclusive School Week in English – is taking place in Monaco between 15th and 24th January, and upwards of 1,400 pupils from 78 classes across the Principality are set to take part in its enlightening and awareness-raising workshops.  

The goal of the event, which has been co-organised by the Department of Action and Social Assistance and the Princess Grace Hospital Centre (CHPG) along with input from several Monegasque and French associations, is “to promote acceptance and support for pupils with disabilities”.  

A series of workshops on the challenges faced by those living with cognitive, sensory and motor disabilities have been designed to give students better and personal insight into these issues, with the wider aim of fostering a more inclusive environment in the Principality’s schools.  

Some 1,400 children are set to benefit from the inclusivity sessions over the next week. Photo credit: Stéphane Danna / Monaco Communications Department

“The event is a reminder of the importance of making an education accessible to every child, regardless of their difficulties or disability,” says a government spokesperson. “An inclusive school is one that welcomes all pupils and ensures that the support they receive — educational, in particular — results in their well-being and success. Everyone at an inclusive school is involved: pupils, whether they have a disability or not, teaching staff, the other adults in the education system who work with children and, of course, families.” 

The age-adapted sessions will be held in classrooms and at the Centre de Loisirs Prince Albert II. For more information about the initiative, click here


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Photo credits: Stéphane Danna / Monaco Communications Department