« … In the modern world where the individual is increasingly alone, school represents the only collective experience that is general to the whole generation, the only community where the references and codes essential to any social life are developed and communicated. »
Beatrice Companion & Anne Thévenin
The School and French Society
In a teacher’s life, there is an unforgettable year, when they switch from being students to teachers. They are then « trainee civil servants », part time in college, part time in a class that is entrusted to them.
In the great Parisian suburbs, between suburban areas and large housing estates, filmed throughout this pivotal year, Solenne Bissonier, Sara-Difa Cavé, Marie-Castille Peña and Clara Balan learn to teach, struggling to accomplish their fundamental mission, their motivation struggling to discover a profession where they have to teach – and manage – so many different children…