A violin in my school, an unprecedented educational project, launched in France in 2017, by the Vareille Foundation, integrates two Toulouse schools in the educational city of Grand Mirail. These are the Georges Bastide and Les Pinhous nursery schools.
The Vareille Foundation will give the violins to the students on Monday, October 4 at 6 p.m., in the premises of the Paul Dottin elementary school, in the presence in particular of Marion Lalane-de Laubadère, Deputy Mayor of Toulouse in charge of education, Nicole Yardéni, Deputy in in charge of music and Gaétan Cognard, delegated municipal councilor in charge of city policy.
This program aims to promote the academic success of children enrolled in schools of the Priority Education Network, through sustained learning of the violin, from 4 to 8 years old. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the teaching of the violin, a particularly demanding instrument, takes place from the middle section of kindergarten to CE1 inclusive, three times a week, within the school and during school hours.
65 students will follow this program until CE1 at Paul Dottin elementary school
A violin in my school is already aimed at more than 5,000 children from 53 schools of the Priority Education Network in France, until today mainly located in the Paris region. He was named the 2021 Laureate of the National Education Innovation Day.
The reactions :
“We develop Un violon in my school with the rigor that has accompanied us throughout our professional career. Since its launch, the project has been very positively received by all those involved in the project – elected officials, National Education staff, children and parents – in the areas where it is established. We are now keen to change dimension and reach as many children as possible, thanks to the support of National Education. These two school openings in Toulouse are a new step towards achieving the ambition we have set. »- Hélène and Pierre Vareille, co-founders of the Un Violon dans mon école program, Vareille Foundation.
“I am convinced that if the economic and social economies are based on academic success, education is the main lever for progress. The Un violin dans mon école program is a tremendous accelerator of social cohesion for priority neighborhoods ”declares Gaëtan Cognard, City Councilor in charge of City Policy.
More info about the foundation: https://www.vareillefoundation.org/