Erasmus+ Respect project

Day one kicked off on Monday, 11th December with some fun ice breakers to get the Dutch, French and Spanish pupils working together in their groups. After some information about our school, the historic town of Enkhuizen and about sustainability and ecology in school and in the area around Enkhuizen, we got down to business and got ourselves ready for the first lesson of the day: Dutch! The pupils did some peer-teaching and taught the guests Dutch for their visits to the Dutch families for dinner on Wednesday evening.

RESPECT for us is an acronym that we use in the three countries to build the exchange project around: Respect for Religion, Ecology, Sexual Orientation, Personal Disability, Elderly, Culture and Tradition. The afternoon session spent time unpicking what LGBTQIA+ and the alphabet soup of diversity means. After watching the film ‘Love, Simon,’ we were given a performance and Q&A by Obesia Grandé. Obesia, told us his story and dropped the mask of his character to explain more about his performance, character and what it meant to him. Pupils asked lots of questions concerning the LGBTQIA+ community.

A powerful day of respectful cooperation between the three countries!