Meeting in Zwolle – Programme with activities

Pupils evaluationoktober 2018




Project number: 2016-1-IT02-KA219-024515_3

Report of the LTTA at AOC de Groene Welle in Zwolle,

The Netherlands

from April 15th until April 21st, 2018


The meeting and the activities were carried out as planned in the timetable.


Sunday April 15th:

All the guests arrived at the train station in Zwolle. They were welcomed by their hosts and members of the Include project group.


Monday April 16th:

All the participants were welcomed at the school by Mr. R. van Kuilenburg, Chairman of the board of AOC de Groene Welle. He explained why international projects are considered to be a very important part of the curriculum and told the guests about the school. After this welcome students of de Groene Welle presented the Dutch educational system and de Groene Welle to their guests. The presentation was followed by a tour through the school building in Zwolle. In the afternoon lessons were attended by students and teachers. This gave them a bit of an insight into the way of teaching at de Groene Welle.

In the evening a welcoming dinner was organized for the guests at one of the Dutch teachers’ home in Zwolle. Students enjoyed their free time with the host families.


Tuesday April 17th:

After arriving at school students actually attended and participated in lessons according to the schedule of their hosts.

Teachers had a project meeting. The programme of the meeting in Zwolle was discussed and agreements about dissemination and end evaluations were made. (products should be uploaded in the website and in the Twin-Space of the project). The Greek partner will upload all output. It should be sent by email to her by all partners.

The end report has to be written by Italy (coordinator of the project).

Presentations used during the meeting will be uploaded into the website by the

Netherlands. Greece will put them in e-twinning

After lunch the students made the final preparations for the presentations of the project MEETEN. After the preparations had finished, the student workgroups presented their ideas on how to make the project MEETEN work and become a success. It was surprisingly nice to see how the different partner schools had dealt with this task from different views. In using IT tools, advice on how to do this efficiently and safely was given.

Students and teachers had time of their own in the evening.




Wednesday April 18th

At 8.30 everyone gathered in the classroom to receive information about the visit to the foodbank in Zwolle. The trip to the foodbank was done by means of a typical Dutch way of transport: the bicycle.

At the foodbank the structure, way of working and aims were explained. After the tour through the building students and teachers actively took part in preparing the baskets of food.

Back at school everyone had lunch.

After lunch students and teachers got instructions about the visit to the Zonnehuis, a care centre for elderly and mentally disabled people. Presentations about the care and the centre itself was given by employees of the centre. After this students were invited to have a walk around the neighbourhood with some clients of the centre. All participants enjoyed the walk very much.

Today the main aims were to learn about Inclusion and the way the city of Zwolle is dealing with this social problem and to participate actively in this.


The evening was spent in the host families and the teachers spend their free time in Zwolle.


Thursday April 19th

In the morning a meeting with the city counsil of Zwolle was planned. Therefor the group was invited at the city hall and welcomed into the council chamber. After receiving some information about Zwolle and the way the city of Zwolle is dealing with inclusion and prevention of exclusion, the way a Dutch city counsil deals with and takes decisions on issues was presented by means of a roleplay. In this roleplay students and teachers actively performed as a city counsil and decided on how to deal with the problem of refugees from Syria coming to Zwolle.

After this “Kick off” Harry van Bommel, former member of the Dutch parliament, led the group into a discussion about several initiatives undertaken in Zwolle.

“Zwolle doet!” is one of the initiatives and they were present at the meeting.

They received some valuable tips from the students.

Discussed were: the initiatives of the city counsil; the way some of the issues were dealt with in Italy, Greece and Lithuania; advice of students on improving Zwolle’s initiatives. Next to that the city counsil got a valuable insight into the way of life of the students of all the partner schools.

The afternoon was spent in Zwolle. Dutch students had prepared an informative tour through Zwolle. Part of the tour took them through Zwolle by boat on the canals.


In the evening a farewell dinner was organized in one of the restaurants in Zwolle. There was the opportunity to dance, eat and do some bowling. Certificates were handed out.



Friday April 20th


This day the group went to Amsterdam for a cultural visit. Students and teachers were informed about the Dutch history in the ages of the VOC. In the Amsterdam dungeons they were put into several situations. By playing a part in these situations performed by actors, they actively experienced the way people lived in these days.


After this experience the Rijksmuseum was visited. Here they had a close look at paintings from famous Dutch painters (eg. Rembrandt).

The day ended with some free time to spend in the historical centre of Amsterdam.

After the return to Zwolle, Dutch students had organized a BBQ for their guests in one of the students’ garden.


Saturday April 21st


During the day all guests said goodbye and left from train station Zwolle on their trips home.