These young people from Aurillac won a national competition by inventing… an escape game to vote

These young people from Aurillac won a national competition by inventing… an escape game to vote
These young people from Aurillac won a national competition by inventing… an escape game to vote

Final year students at Émile-Duclaux high school, Victoire Bouzat and Tom Mazars won the national competition of the Association of Members of the Order of Academic Palms, with their escape game to encourage Europeans to vote.

Making 18-25 year olds who might be abstainers want to vote is the challenge that Victoire Bouzat and Tom Mazars wanted to take on. Final year students at the Émile-Duclaux high school, they attend the European Union club, led by Frédéric Derne and Jean-Louis Miegeville, and followed by around twenty high school students in person.
To respond to the national competition launched by the association of members of the Order of Academic Palms (Amopa), the two high school students chose the game method. “We said to ourselves that the interactive and fun side of an escape game could be attractive. In four steps, all interactive, online,” explains Tom Mazars. Forty slides allow us to address the question of the European elections, from the prism of each person, thanks to simple questions. “The goal was to show what impact Europe had on our daily lives,” adds Victoire Bouzat, “but also to highlight the fact that voting was quite simple. » The quiz is therefore deliberately accessible. “The scenario consists of answering questions to find the stars of the European flag,” she continues.
Around ten pairs competed at the departmental level, all from the Émile-Duclaux high school.

Raise the awareness of young people

“Within the club, we think about citizenship and we designed this game to raise awareness among young people. » Both in the club because “interested in politics”, they add that “the teachers are very invested”. “We do it because they give it back to us, they are very involved students,” explained Frédéric Derne. They engage, follow through and do interesting things. »
“At the Cantal level, Victoire Bouzat and Tom Mazars tied with Agathe Jeannot and Robin Vermenouze, who developed the idea of ​​an application for remote voting,” said Fabien Miedzianowski, president of the Cantal section of the Amopa. We favored the most successful to compete at the national level. »

Europe seen from the Stade Aurillacois: what does it mean to be European in Cantal?

This week, Victoire Bouzat and Tom Mazars will visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg. They will spend three days in the city and explore the institutions. They also received vouchers to use at the Point-Virgule bookstore.

Anna Modolo

Online gaming is currently not accessible. It will first circulate within Amopa, before being, secondly, offered to other audiences.

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