Noumea's school



Hienghene's school

Background on the drawings

Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, and concentrates most of the social, economic and demographic activities there. Nevertheless, the city remains little polluted, and the mountains and coastline remain nearby. The students of the James Cook school are generally from well-off families and many of them live disconnected from a life close to nature.

Hienghene is the chief town of the Kanak independence fighters. It's a small village on the seaside. Most families have a garden where they grow their vegetables, fruits and yams. Fishing is also a common practice. Several associations for the protection of the environment are present there and propose activities of discovery and environmental awareness to the students.