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Posted on December 15, 2020

Access to culture

As part of the third edition of its call for projects “Culture is class!” “, The Cultural Affairs Department (SERAC) selected four participatory projects addressing themes such as sustainability, the world of books or the fight for women’s rights. The schedule of the call having been shaken up by the health crisis, projects have been deployed in the classes since mid-November 2020. The support, endowed with a total amount of 20,000 francs, is granted in four envelopes maximum 5,000 francs.

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Led by SERAC and aimed at encouraging and supporting one-off cultural projects jointly created between students, teachers and artists from Vaud, the call for projects “Culture is class!” “Is based on the transversal capacities of the French-speaking Study Plan (PER). To be eligible, projects must make students (from 1P to 11S) aware of cultural themes through the regular participation of cultural actors in schools. For this third edition, ten projects from the school regions of Broye Gros-de-Vaud, Jura Nord-Vaudois, La Dôle, Lausanne, Lavaux-Riviera and Venoge Lac have been submitted. All three educational cycles were fairly represented.

The winning projects

The jury, made up of four representatives of the General Directorate of Compulsory Education (DGEO), the Haute École normale supérieure (HEP) and SERAC, selected the following four projects:

Les listeneurs de la forêt offers a 1-2P class from the Morges Ouest Primary School the opportunity to meet the forest universe and its stories. A forest sofa was made by the class of teacher Thomas Berset and students participate in theatrical workshops offered by actress Danae Dario. The goal is to allow children to explore their imaginations and develop sensitivity to our natural environment, while working on listening to others. An in situ show will close the project.

The book from a to z allows a 3P class from the Primary School of Mon-Repos to discover all the stages in the production of a book thanks to the interventions of the binder Hélène Montero and the graphic designer Stéphanie Tschopp. Students begin by working collectively on textual content while building on the literacy learning process put in place by teacher Alice Conod. They then make illustrations before learning how to make a physical object.

Suffragettes brings together three 10S and 11S classes from Felice Secondary School in Yverdon-les-Bains around the creation of a show combining theater and musical comedy. Tracing the struggle that led women fifty years ago to exercise their right to vote at the federal level, the project imagined by the director and musician Didier Coenegracht and the French teacher Nicolas Monier leads the students to become in turn researcher, historians, authors, producers or actors.

Terraformation offers three classes from 9 to 11S at the Bergières school to explore ecological and economic aspects through the development of a futuristic board game. The project, born from the collaboration between artist and graphic designer Christian Bili Fasel and geography teacher Sara Morgantini, stages the colonization of the planet Mars and its “terraforming” to accommodate human life. The pupils collectively imagine the rules and constituent elements of the game.

The call for projects for the 2021-2022 school year will be communicated in spring 2021.

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