First Campus Sciences Po


In 2017, 4 people in the high school Eugène Henaff were selected to do many immersion weekends at sciences po.

February 23rd, 2018 (The day of my birthday). I went to Reims, especially to the famous university called Sciences Po. This travel was very rewarding and educational because I learnt to do things that I didn’t know before.

Hâkim Hallouch, Head of Social and Educational Innovation at Sciences Po


Every morning, we did Master classes with special teachers. The themes that we examined were very interesting. There were : Sociology, Politics or even History. In fact, sometimes, I was lost when I had to take notes because the teacher spoke quickly. I couldn’t follow all the lesson but I memorized a big part of it.

From the beginning to the end of the journey, each group had to prepare a debate about a theme. There were the themes of : vegetarian food, cyborgs or work.

Personally, I had the theme of work. I had to play the role of a factory owner, the boss who was just interested in money and nothing else.


March 2nd, 2018. The day of the debate had come. I remember that I was very stressed because the room was big. There were 100 people who were looking at me : the other groups, the Science po’s director, every teacher and two American persons who had come only to watch us. Far off I heard :


GO !

It was our turn to go and I told myself “Now, I’m here, I can’t do double back. If I’m here it’s that I’m able to do this, so let’s go !

Sonia’s group during the debate - pic 1
Sonia’s group during the debate - pic 2

During the debate, I felt at ease because I was giving the best of myself. At the end, I was very proud of my group and I could read satisfaction on the face of the jury.


1 hour later :
"Congratulation to each group because you did a very good job. We know that it was very hard to speak English during a long time but you did it. Even if you were excellent, the jury made a choice. The group who wins today is the group working in the theme of WOOOOORRK !! "

We were very excited. Big joy filled our heart.


March 6th, 2018. Today, I know that I will never forget this journey, especially this debate. I am very proud of myself because I overcame my fears.

Sonia Tohotou, élève de 1re L

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