Serres-Morlaàs: the school festival brought the city back in time

From kindergarten to grandparents

Each class had its part to play in this historical quest: the preschoolers cut out and colored from drawings from the time, the CP-CE1 class looked for documents that explained how people lived there and wrote them down in writing, preserving the important points , as for the older children from CE2 to CM2, their task was to collect as many pictures as possible of the school, the village, its history, its homes, but also of making up songs to familiar melodies by rewriting them to talk about their village.

Children, parents and even grandparents were asked to carry out this historical educational project. For example, during the festival, objects from the past were also exhibited in addition to the photos and documents that were made, made and displayed. Intergenerational work has made it possible to create this beautiful exhibition where school children meet to explain their activity and involvement to their parents and grandparents.

A wide variety of songs

Vincent Canet regularly intervened at school to have the little ones, the young and the elderly sing in turn in a rather extensive and well-known repertoire of French songs.

The show did the work of these “blonde and brown heads”. The kindergarten class started “My beautiful country of Spain” with enthusiasm and fervor as they danced under the watchful eye of Mireille, their teacher. Clarisse’s CP and CE1, on several broadcasts including Yves Duteil’s “The Little Wooden Bridge”, aroused the applause of the spectators. Finally, Olivier’s CE2, CM1, and CM2 started Joe Dassin’s song “Mon village du bout du monde” and an adaptation of a 2-track nursery rhyme “Ram Sam Sam” by taking their parents. † They were all extraordinary, a big congratulations to Vincent Canet and their teachers who have done an impressive educational job.

At the end of the festive singing part, the seventy children had prepared a “surprise song” to thank their conductor Vincent Canet: they arranged the song “Aux champs Élysées” by Joe Dassin from “Oh Vincent Canet! supervised by their teachers.

The evening continued with an aperitif and a barbecue meal organized by the parents’ association. A happy end of the year between children, parents, grandparents and friends!

For your information: registrations are made at the town hall, the only condition is that you are domiciled in Serres-Morlaàs. All information is on the website: www.serres-morlaas.fr

A real moment of tribute to the village of Serres-Morlaàs

The party started with a song performed by three groups of different ages, from the small section to CM2 to tunes by Michel Fugain “It’s a beautiful village, it’s a beautiful story…” and then by Hugues Aufray with “Santiano, remixed at Serres- Morlaàs” and finally Maxime Le Forestier’s song “Serres Morlaàs s’éveil…”, and when the new lyrics were distributed to the parents, everyone could sing the chorus along with the children! the village of Serres-Morlaàs!


The little ones from Mireille’s class and their choirmaster.

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CE2, CM1 and CM2 to the tune of “Ram Sam Sam 2-way and their master Olivier (right) Vincent Canet on guitar.


CE2, CM1 and CM2 to the tune of “Ram Sam Sam 2-way and their master Olivier (right) Vincent Canet on guitar.

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A poster of the exhibition: the school and its construction on the grounds of the rectory.


A poster of the exhibition: the school and its construction on the grounds of the rectory.

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Clarisse's CP and CE1 class and their guitar choirmaster.


Clarisse’s CP and CE1 class and their guitar choirmaster.

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A poster about farming in the village in the past.


A poster about farming in the village in the past.

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Objects of everyday life in the past.


Objects of everyday life in the past.

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The tools that used to be used in the daily lives of the residents.


The tools that used to be used in the daily lives of the residents.

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In the barn of Naude, oxen used to pull carts.


In the barn of Naude, oxen used to pull carts.

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The barbecue built by a family member, for the needs of the end of the evening.


The barbecue built by a family member, for the needs of the end of the evening.

Dominique Cledes

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