Saint-Joseph College in Martigné-Ferchaud is thriving. On June 10, 11 and 12, 2022, students will take to the stage to present the musical they have been working on for months. 200 students participated. Some sing, dance, play comedy, some make sets, organize the ticket office, the communication. A great way to gain self -confidence and grow.
Imagine that all of a sudden, everything stopped! At some point, in the earth’s atmosphere, something will come to neutralize all the electronics. No more mobile phones, no more video games, no more cars, no more factories shut down and worse … no more social networks, no more Snapchat, no more Instagram.
Peggy David, French teacher at Saint-Joseph College in Martigné-Ferchaud thinks so “Parenthesis.“
A city family living in a home run by home automation is almost imprisoned at home and takes refuge in the countryside where in another family, the children are outraged by this brutal stop.
“Seems like little of our experience with Covid, we had to invent everything“, exclaimed Peggy David.
On stage, Iwen rehearsed with Clovis and Pierre-Emile.
“What is your Gigi 35?“
“I have a big fire in my body! “
“This Bug is worse than Covid, added Iwen, for there is nothing left. When Covid was still there, we still had information, announcement from the government to tell us what to do or not, there, we have to manage on our own.
The teenagers were forced to ask old Anselme how to approach a beautiful woman without social networks:
“What did you do when you had sex with Antoinette? “
“I write letters on a page with a pencil”, response to the elderly.
“Wow, super classy! “They were all shouting in the choir!
“We don’t mean digital errorexplained Raphaël Michel, music teacher and project coordinator, but we want them to ask about their use of social networks, video games, Insta, Snapchat. “
“I’m not addicted to networks, I use them but I don’t trust them”, said a college student. He sings: “We live in a hyper connected world. I was a little nervous “, he determined.
Since September, college students have been preparing for the show. Of the 295 college students, 200 took part in the adventure. A dozen workshops were offered to them. Some are on stage, others take care of the box office, stage management, or sound management or the sets.
Yanis and her friends prepare the backdrops for the stage. During the music, colorful atmospheres are conveyed to express emotions, tension, doubt, joy.
Jérome Houix, the drawing teacher, helps students find materials and fabrics. Yanis projects the paint with a spray gun, while Quentin taps with a sponge. “I pick warm colors to create something happy and brightdefinition of male student. It will help singers and actors. “
“This musical allows us to work differently on the skills we need to do in our programs., said Mikaël Besnard, head of the establishment. VSThis makes it possible to highlight the diverse talents of our students. Talents that don’t need to be emphasized in disciplines. Thus, we develop confidence, self -confidence and we see that they feel recognized for who they are.
“This will help us do oral for high school“, hoped Clovis.”It’s nice to do that, we’re having fun. “ “On stage, you will experience amazing things, said Iwen. Me, my character believes in extraterrestrials. In real life, I don’t go out and say, “Oh aliens!”, While here, if I may say so, no one is shocked! “
Mikaël Besnard knows that middle school is a time where students change dramatically, physically, mentally and intellectually. “We must accompany them in this dangerous time. Working together means having trust in each other, and therefore trust in yourself. ” He is convinced that this music will help them grow.
Musical comedy “La Parenthèse”. Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday June 12, 2 p.m., André Bréal’s sports hall.
Reservations at collegesaintjoseph.fr