Parents register sheep as students in French school protest

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Published: 2024-05-14 11:52

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 11:40


Parents register sheep as students in French school protest
Parents register sheep as students in French school protest

Parents in France have taken a unique stand against the closure of an academic department by registering four sheep as students for the upcoming academic year starting in September 2024.

This action was part of their protest against the closure of a department in Moselle due to a lack of students. Following the same procedures required for student registration, parents filled out registration forms for the sheep and submitted them to the municipality before sending them to the Ministry of National Education.

The four sheep were named "John Deere," "Margaret Dubris," "Phil Tondo," and "Valerian Deschamps." With these registrations, the number of students in the class facing closure reached 98, meeting the minimum requirement for class continuity under French law.

The mayor of Foer supported this move, noting that the threatened class had continued in 2021 with only 90 students enrolled.

Protests extended beyond registration, as parents also brought sheep to the school yard to demonstrate against the closure of classrooms.