Did you know: why is the rentrée in September?

Classroom chairs

The beginning of the school year logically follows the longest break from the classroom.

This has always been in the summer though over the centuries the reasons why have changed and the dates and length have varied enormously, from one month to ten weeks.

The first recorded official break was accorded by Pope Gregory IX in 1231, because there were so few students in the universities during harvest time.

Researcher in education from Nice University, Doctor Daniel Moatti has ...

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