"A school, a construction site, trades"
Established by the Ministry of Culture, “Une école, un chantier, des métiers” invites students to appropriate the heritage and its territory, its history and its trades and to practice a cultural activity in heritage sites. Students, under the guidance of their teachers and with heritage professionals, will be able to discover sites of archaeological excavations or restoration of buildings or movable objects protected as historical monuments, and conduct workshops related to excavation or restoration techniques.
The operation is based on close collaboration between a school and heritage professionals around an archaeological site or a historical monument (building or movable object) under restoration. She invites students to:
. visit and appropriate the monumental, archaeological and artistic heritage and its history;
. Learn about heritage trades (archaeologist, architect, building trades, curator, conservator, art craftsman, etc.);
. participate in restoration or creation workshops (stained glass, sculpture, painting, stone cutting, recreation of archaeological objects, etc.) or archaeological excavations (excavation, archaeological surveys, treatment of archaeological furniture, etc.), or artistic practice (plastic creation, photography, etc.) in connection with a construction site.
This system is therefore emblematic of the approach of arts and cultural education since it actively declines the three pillars:
. meetings, through visits to works and heritage stakeholders;
. Artistic and cultural practices;
. the knowledge which the pupil appropriates in order to be able, in turn, to transmit them.