I had the chance to be one of the six pupils chosen to be part of the Erasmus+ project. We spend one week in Valencia, Spain to meet the other pupils from Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Spain. We did different workshops about different topics such as gender violence, gender equality, e-safety, etc. The whole student exchange was based on the film “Wonder”. We did different exercises about this film such as writing a film review! In all of these workshops we were separated in international groups, which helped to communicate in English. At the end of the week, we had to debate about immigration in these groups. The fact that we had to talk in front of everybody also helped to gain self-confidence.

It was also a great opportunity to get comfortable in speaking a foreign language to foreign people. But I think everybody managed quite well, especially when you get to know them.

During the week we were separated in host families, with whom we sadly hadn’t enough time to spend together because we were at school the whole day and not there for the weekend. The host families were very kind and caring. They drove us to school every morning, made us food and gave us nice beds for example.

All in all, it was a great experience!

Especially if you are a bit shy and you want to get out of your comfort zone and speak to people.

By Hélène from Belgium