Cultural Meeting in School and Kindergarden
Description: Brobyskolerne is a public school located in a rural area with 450 pupils and a kindergarten with 50 children. The school is focusing on intercultural meetings.
Type of Work: The volunteers will take part in the daily school activities in and outside the classroom. The host expects the participants to prepare a short introduction of themselves and to bring something characteristic from their homeland (e.g., pictures, recipes, handicrafts) to present to the children/students. The participants will have the opportunity to choose between working with children from the age of 3 - 15. In your application, you can choose the age group you prefer in order of priority (see specific requirements), and the host will try their best to fulfil your wish.As a volunteer, you will work as an assistant teacher in school classes and in kindergarten. The hosts expect the assistant teacher to be open-minded and ready to interact. In the second week of your stay, the headline will be Harvest . This includes outside activities such as picking apples with the children and producing marmalade, juice, cheese etc.3 - 6 years (kindergarten).Volunteers are expected to help with practical tasks such as cleaning, playing with the children and occasionally arranging teacher-led activities, provide emotional care and support and partake in our daily schedule:- Dinnertime, playtime, trips out-of-house, gatherings, singing and discussion of relevant topics6 - 11 years. Volunteers are expected to participate in classroom activities, participate in creative activities and take responsibility for smaller groups of children in cooperation with the staff11 - 15 yearsVolunteers are expected to:- Participate in classroom activities contribute to the understanding of your culture and language in language classes - in particular German and English.- Contribute to the understanding of your school system and your school topics- especially natural science-with a particular focus on climate. - Participating in the course, home economics, in which you might be able to present a dish from your home country. - Communicating with children and getting an idea of the Danish school system and our teaching methods. - Support the daily activities with the children from 8.00 am to 15.00 pm (Monday to Friday)Volunteers are expected to:- Bring pictures (or video) from their country of origin - Provide inspiration for dishes from their country of origin - Introduce kids and staff to some kind of activity/game/song from their country of origin - Bring proper clothes for all kinds of weather ( we are outside a lot - Have a positive mind and participate as any member of staff wouldThe purpose is to give the pupils knowledge and understanding of other cultures and languages.
Accommodation: Accommodation:You will be spending 8 nights at the school and the remaining 4 nights with private families in the area. Bring your own bedsheets/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and a sleeping mat.Food:While staying at our school the volunteers will be served lunch (like sandwiches). The volunteers will prepare their own breakfast and dinner at the school s canteen facilities. The school will give the volunteers an allowance for groceries. Bathroom Facilities:At the school, there are baths and toilets available. The washing machine is available for free.
Requirements: To participate in this Work Camp, we require you to provide:- A motivational letterThe letter must contain a presentation and a picture of you and why you wish to work with the kids. We would also like you to state which age group you wish to work within the letter. We cannot guarantee that your wish will be granted but we will try our best.- Criminal record in EnglishWe have no more COVID19 restrictions in Denmark. This basically means that our everyday lives are back to normal, with no masks, assembly bans and test requirements. There are still a few restrictions on entry into the country, but if you are vaccinated or recently infected, then there are currently no isolation or test requirements. Be aware, that airlines might have requirements regarding COVID-19. Though our restrictions are gone, we know that COVID19 is still a problem worldwide. We want to assure you, that you will be safe at the camps, personal boundaries will be respected, tests are still an option for no extra cost and you can wear a mask if you wish.We will of course also inform you of any changes. It is important that the volunteers are interested in being with and communicating with children, teachers and local people. lt is also important that the volunteers are adaptable, open-minded, can work in teams and have creative abilities.English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or have trouble with the English language. Try your bestUnfortunately, the campsite is not accessible for volunteers in wheelchairs.
Approximate Location: The area around Broby has beautiful nature and beaches not far away. There are many opportunities for fun activities around the school and in the nearby area. You can also take public transport to Odense, which has many interesting attractions and a nice atmosphere. The town is also known to be the birthplace of H.C. Andersen, the famous fairy tales author.Your Work Camp leaders will help you and the group with organising activities in your spare time. It is free to enjoy the beautiful nature of Northern Jutland, but some activities might require an extra charge. The host will not cover additional charges.