Bagneres de Bigorre. The first party of the game is Saturday, November 26th

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An event that is the result of a large survey of young people in the region, which led to the organization of the first Games Festival.

Rediscovering the desire to play, without screens and through encounters with other young people, this is the aim of the Games Festival, which will take place on Saturday 26 November from 2pm to 6pm at the Halle aux Grains. Jacques Brune, President of the CCHB, Aurélie Griffoulière, Child and Youth Manager of the CCHB, Laurence Bonnefous, Coordinator of the Social Habitat and Sophie Laffaille, Coordinator of the Local Mission, presented this event, aimed at all target groups, from 6 years old to older, stating that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The President of the Community of Municipalities explained the origin of this animation: “It is the result of a large survey on the needs of young people and it turns out that they were asked for moments of encounter”.

A popular poll

A questionnaire that found its audience as half of the respondents are between 12 and 14 years old, 58% of boys and 42% of girls responded and 87% of respondents are in school, a testament to young people’s interest in more involvement in decisions that affect them. A questionnaire that received 196 replies and led to this great organization: “Participation is free and there will be classic games, others more complex and whoever wants can even present a game to others during this period the chess club La Tour Blanche We will be on site have a refreshment bar, of course without alcohol, pancakes and cakes, the proceeds of which go to the projects of the point jeunes The local mission has supported us from the beginning. and we’ll also have a booth on-site dedicated to addictionology.”

A business that works because the board games are already present in the animations of the point jeunes but also in the leisure center and in the playgrounds. It is not uncommon for the children to re-enact these games, which might seem outdated but which have many positive effects : “This type of activity also allows young people to position themselves in a group, to participate verbally in a friendly space, it’s a unifying theme and it also allows them to get off the screens.”

“Then we adapt”

A first edition that will allow you to understand the rest: “We will see how it works if it pleases you and then we will adapt. A dozen animators will be present on site to supervise the children and with to play them Appointment from 2 pm , at the grain market in Bagnères-de-Bigorre After this event, the survey went even further with questions about the facilities young people dream of, about the type of entertainment or event they want , their commitments outside of school and beyond When asked about the type of entertainment respondents want, we find culture at 43% ahead of sport at 30% and leisure at 27% and an effective way of demand and supply to reconcile what is then possible.

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