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At the heart of two one-class schools in Le Puy-en-Velay


REPORT - Threatened by the decline in the birth rate and the crisis in vocations in education, 3,500 establishments of this type remain in France. Two of which are in the same village of Haute-Loire, of which they are the beating heart.

612 inhabitants spread over 37 km2, three towns, two churches, a temple, a large dairy, a sawmill, a few shops and artisans, a library, a football club and two schools.

Welcome to Araules, a small town located in the heart of the Pays des Sucs, these dormant volcanoes characteristic of the Haute-Loire.

Every morning, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., the towns of Araules and Recharinges, four kilometers apart, come alive.

On foot or by car, parents drop off their children, for some in front of the large blue gate of the Saint-Joseph school, for others in front of the multicolored gate of the Auze school.

In all, 47 students ranging from the very small section (TPS) to CM2 are educated in the municipality, 28 in the private sector, 19 in the public sector.

These two schools have a common characteristic, shared by only five other establishments in Haute-Loire: they have only one class each.

Single class at the public school of Auze.

Aude Bariety/Le Figaro

In Saint-Joseph, this has been the case since the start of the 2012 school year. The teacher and director…

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Source: lefigaro

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