The 2020-2021 school year was not a long quiet river, with lockdowns that forced us to postpone and / or readjust projects to local sanitary conditions. Like an experienced crew on a ship in the middle of a storm, the local Beit crews and the central team did not capsize. Together we hoisted the sails, kept the mast, demonstrated ingenuity and group cohesion to get through this sudden and delicate moment. We took the water sometimes, we were afraid of sinking but the storm will not have got the better of The Beit Project: the project was realized (and maintained) in Nantes, Paris, Marseille, Ixelles and in Brussels.
With the exception of Nantes, the projects took place directly within schools: a major challenge for a project that was initially deployed in urban space. How to allow an encounter with the city, its heritage and its histories while being surrounded by the four walls of the classroom? Impossible is not Beit. The same goes for the encounter with the Other. Failing to be able to meet students from another school, students and teachers in the same class had the opportunity to (re) discover each other.
More generally, we felt the sending of participants to discuss the themes of discrimination against minorities, its relationship to others, to living together following a particular year when our links social, our relationship with others has been shaken up, modified, regularly. The films made by the pupils reflect the fruitful debates and meetings held together.
We are already preparing for the start of the new school year: Nantes, Paris, Sofia and Nice are the next destinations for the nomadic school. And this time, we hopefully will be in the public space, in the great outdoors.
Before wishing you a wonderful summer and seeing you again in September, we would like to thank all the coordinators, facilitators, videographers, teachers, students, partners, David, Marie, Océane, Virginie and Haider , without whom this fabulous human and nomadic adventure could not exist. Thank you for your investment, your professionalism, your flexibility, your enthusiasm, your advice and your support.
See you soon