Even in times of pandemic, adult education shines with the My Most Beautiful Story writing contest

In the absence of being able to hold a ceremony to celebrate the adults in training and the teachers who accompany them, the Federation of Teaching Unions (FSE-CSQ) and the Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ) broadcast inspiring videos that pay tribute to the winning texts of the 17th edition of the My Most Beautiful Story writing contest and to those who wrote them.

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Quebec, June 19, 2020. - In the absence of being able to hold a ceremony to celebrate adults in training and the teachers who accompany them, the Federation of Teaching Unions (FSE-CSQ) and the Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ) broadcast inspiring videos that pay tribute to the winning texts of the 17e edition of the writing competition My most beautiful story and to those who wrote them.

Sponsored by author David Goudreault, novelist, poet, playwright and slammer, My most beautiful story culminates this year with the publication of the 50 best texts received as part of the competition, which is intended for adults in training in Quebec.

“This competition offers us a wonderful opportunity to highlight the exceptional work that is accomplished daily in adult education centers in Quebec. Again this year, more than a hundred teachers participated by accompanying students who demonstrate through writing their perseverance, their courage and their desire to take their rightful place in Quebec society. General adult education is a vital part of our education system, and those who enroll in it show that education is a stepping stone of choice towards a better life. We warmly congratulate them, ”declared Josée Scalabrini, President of the FSE-CSQ.

“Many students who take part in the competition have had a school career punctuated by pitfalls. For many, the publication of their text in a collection of 5,000 copies is a great victory that will give them the necessary impetus to complete their school career. For 17 years, the best story has been that of the thousands of adults who have taken or taken back their destiny through adult education, and we can be very proud of them, ”adds the president. from the CSQ, Sonia Ethier.

Teaching teams that stand out

The FSE-CSQ and the CSQ congratulate the award recipients Helping hand Caisse Desjardins de l'Éducation, which aims to recognize and encourage commitment, creativity and local initiatives through our competition. They underline the dynamism and the remarkable work accomplished by the teaching teams of the following centers:

  • Center Sainte-Thérèse (Center de services scolaire des Chênes), in Drummondville, with the support of the Drummondville region teaching union;
  • Center La Relance (Hautes-Rivières School Services Center), in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, with the support of the Haut-Richelieu Teaching Union;
  • General Adult Education Center (Lac-Saint-Jean School Services Center), in Alma, with the support of the Lac-Saint-Jean Teaching Union;
  • CFGA des Rives-du-Saguenay (Center de services scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay), in Saguenay, with the support of the Saguenay Teaching Union;
  • Center de formation des Maskoutains (Center de services scolaire de Saint ‑ Hyacinthe), in Saint-Hyacinthe, with the support of the Val-Maska Teaching Union.

You can consult the collection and the seven tribute videos by visiting the Facebook page and the FSE-CSQ website.

The FSE-CSQ would like to thank the Association of Retired Persons from Education and Other Public Services of Quebec (AREQ-CSQ), Les protections RésAut CSQ, Caisse Desjardins de l'Éducation, Druide informatique and Les libraires, as well as its many volunteers, for their invaluable collaboration in the success of this contest.

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The Federation of Education Unions (FSE) brings together 34 unions representing more than 65,000 teachers from school service centers across Quebec. Its members include teaching staff from all sectors: preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational training and general adult education. She is affiliated with the Central Union of Quebec (CSQ), which represents over 200,000 members, including nearly 125,000 in the public sector. It is the most important union organization in education and early childhood in Quebec.

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