Friday, six young people from the Medico-Educational Institute (IME) of Pont-Soutain were introduced to road safety during the morning.
For Noa, Nolan, Doria, Joana, Maxime, and Emeric, the morning began with a little booster shot from two policemen from Parthenay, including Pascal Arnoux, head of the municipal police of Parthenay, on the different rules on the road and the meaning of the signs. They were accompanied by Sonia Yandané, municipal councilor responsible for road safety. After this revision of the Highway Code, the young people were able to familiarize themselves with the bikes rented from Vélo Gâtine by practicing on a bike course created for the occasion on the IME evolution platform.
The end of the morning ended with a little bike ride expected by all, in the center of Parthenay, after each participant donned the essential safety equipment such as a reflective vest and helmet. This morning was one of the most successful, both for the young people, but also for Aurane Riffé, organizer of this event.
“This little morning cycling road safety is part of a training project for the vocational diploma in youth, popular education, and sport, option Activities for all, and social animation (BPJEPS APTAS) that I am completing this year, at the Center for Resources, Expertise and Sports Performance (CREPS) in Poitiers,” explains Aurane Riffé. “This one-and-a-half-year training takes place in an apprenticeship, within the IME directed by Catherine Lafoix.”