Visit of Dutch students
The Dutch Exchange
On the 15th of May, 37 students from the Oostvarders College based in Almere, the Netherlands arrived at the Temple for the Humanities exchange with our Year 9’s.
The exchange focused on the concepts of urban sustainability and polder management. Following on from an informative presentation from our guests the learners proceeded to discuss the implications of the topics.
Ideas ranged from trees and wind mills being placed on rooftops; to buildings and houses being designed in a more ecologically friendly manner, earning our own electricity to the omission that nuclear systems for individual houses could be a little more risky than initially thought…
Below are some quotes from some of our year 9’s regarding their first exchange experience:
“I think it was a really fun experience meeting all of the Dutch students. There were all very warm and friendly. I’d love to do it again and maybe visit them in the Netherlands… I think I’ve made some good friends and I hope I stay in touch with them and see them soon.”
“I think the trip went well overall but it would have been better if they could have stayed longer. I learned a lot about global warming and things we do to stop global warming.”
“I really enjoyed the Dutch people visiting us, they talked about their school and we talked about about the differences between their country and our country and they showed us a couple of videos about their school… at the end of the day we exchanged email addresses and phone numbers and we took pictures with them.”
“I really enjoyed the visit from the Dutch school, they were all very nice and funny too! I found that their English was better than I had first thought and I would love to stay in Holland! Thank you for organizing it!”
“I enjoyed this visit as it was nice to meet new people and make new friends. I also enjoyed the group work in the marquee. Their English was very good but some of them weren’t very talkative. It’s a shame that they couldn’t stay for longer because then we could have got to know them better.”
On the whole the Year 9’s were world-class ambassadors for the school and must be highly commended for their superb efforts throughout the day!
WELL DONE YEAR 9’s!