"During his speech, Yann was very moved. He said that now there were eight schools bearing his name and each time, he was very honored. Then he said that in" our schools ", the pupils and their teachers were always nice and never had punishment ... He also announced that an organic canteen would be welcome. "
— Stevan, Loan
"The students were made aware by his photographs of Earth from above. They fought for their project name lead and managed to convince elected officials "
"It's great to be at the head of a school-Bertrand Yann Berthus. It goes into our work objectives on sustainable development and renewable energy. Students recycle paper in class and some come to school by bike. "
"The name of Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us back to our collective responsibility to preserve our planet. And it is not trivial if the students chose. They are more concerned that we in ecology. "
— Michel Eveno, directeur de l’école.
On the 25 th of June 2009, Yann Arthus-Bertrand went to Barjouville, in the Eure-et-Loir district, to inaugurate the primary school that was going to bare his name. Nicolas Varnier who gave his name to the town’s kindergarten accompanied Yann on that special day. The children had prepared drawings and songs for the inauguration. The mayor of the town was there, and the day remains a found memory for young and old alike!