Why to leave ? |
Why the Sheeps ?
| Why by bike ?
| What else ?
To discover the World through all what it is, all its riches,
beginning with the main clause: the Human Being.
This idea germinated in our pupils' brains five years ago: do a World
Wide Tour! We spoke about it without really believing in it, without
knowing if the life would leave with us the opportunity to do it!
Now that's it, the question is not layed any more: we want to leave, we are
going to leave!
It seemed important to us to find a goal in this tour of
the World, other than cutting us of our everyday life during one year.
Quickly our heart tilted for the children: they are the force of the
tomorrow World and have still all the innocence which allows them to
dream without barriers about a better world. So our idea is to centre our World
trip on the subject of the childhood.
But how understand their dreams ? How express
them ? By the drawing of course! Universal way of
communication because the language barrier does not exist any more! The
sheep came then quite naturally, reminding the famous sentence of the Little
Prince, written by St Exupéry...
So, our project is to collect as many children's drawings as possible with
a common point to all these works: the Sheep! It will help them to
express their desires, their dreams, their joys...
We would also want, through this project of drawings, to establish a link
between the elementary schools of our city and the schools of the whole
world, so that the children are from now on conscious and enriched by the
cultural varieties of the planet.
Simply because it is the ideal way for what we are
- It allows us, while advancing not too slowly, to be absorbed with
cultures and with landscapes which we are going to meet.
- On the other hand, for the sportsmen that we are, the cycle adds a true
sports challenge to accept.
- Finally, the bicycle seems the best way to us to meet
populations of the World: the bicycle attracts the curiosity everywhere
it passes (especially if it is ballasted by 40 kg of material and overlapted
by little Westerners) and we so plan to have the maximum of opportunities to
have wonderful meetings everywhere we shall pass.
Just like the book " On a roulé sur la Terre"
(One ride on Earth) of Alexandre Poussin and Sylvain Tesson, which motivate us
for this project, we at the present time train ourselves for jonglage (diabolo,
balls of juggles) and for recorder, in order to establish the first contact, not always easy, with the
populations which we shall meet.
Fortunately for him, Vincent has found a solution for not being separated
from his dear guitar during our adventure due to obstruction. He thus
unearthed a training guitar for child (size: 1/2) which holds just in the
length of the trailer! What he would not do for his fetish instrument !