A few years back, in 2002, there was a delightful French film called ‘Etre et Avoir’ about a one room school in rural France. The class was full of tiny children learning under a kindly teacher. It was funny and sweet. ‘School Life’ is not the equal of that movie. It is, however, interesting in its own way. This film is more about leaving – older children are finishing here and going on to other schools and the two teachers with whom we spend the most time are facing retirement.