Faced with the massive arrival of new inhabitants, a small town in Dordogne is opening up a new class

Faced with the massive arrival of new inhabitants, a small town in Dordogne is opening up a new class
Faced with the massive arrival of new inhabitants, a small town in Dordogne is opening up a new class

The new classroom is brand new: large windows, an overhead projector, and above all a large space to accommodate many students. The primary school of Lamothe-Montravel was in great need of it. “The numbers are growing, we also have double CP and CE1 classes, explains Christelle Bordelais-Traverse, who welcomes an average of 25 to 30 students in her CE2 class. We used the motor skills room as a classroom, it became essential to build a new class. “ It was inaugurated this Saturday. An exception, whereas the trend is rather towards the closure of classes in the Dordogne. Proof that the rural municipality attracts more and more inhabitants.

Urban people who came to settle in the countryside

The school now welcomes 108 children, up from 96 three years ago. “We have more and more families moving to our country, working or teleworking in large cities, and they are interested in having a school center”, notes Karine Gicquel, the director of the establishment. The health crisis and the rise of teleworking have a lot to do with this massive arrival of new inhabitants, but also the proximity to the metropolis of Bordeaux and the presence of a motorway and a train line.

From 1,250 to 1,400 inhabitants in just two years

“We have an example in the rue de l’Eglise where there is a young couple who have just bought an old building to restore it and settle there, explains Mayor Michel Frichou. We also see a lot of families buying their first property because it is still accessible. “ There is no no more property for sale in the town. In just two years, Lamothe-Montravel has grown from 1,250 to 1,400 inhabitants.

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