Chestnut Tree School - Ecological education through non-violence
Description: The idea for this project came from the limitations in the educational conditions for students during the Covid19 pandemic. Our school follows an international curriculum (Swiss/Catalan) merged by us and based on outdoor environmental education and forest school concepts. We teach in 5 languages: English, Catalan, Spanish, German and French. We balance soft skills (theater, yoga, cooking, forest ecology, emotional intelligence, gardening, arts, music) with conventional subjects, and we believe in a loving and positive environment for learning. Most of our lessons take place outdoors, and our ratio is one teacher per 7 students. Volunteers are welcome to share their knowledge and culture with our students. We take care of goats and sheep, dogs, chickens and donkeys.
Type of Work: You will work on giving language lessons to the students with some fun activities. Apart from that you will help with cooking and taking care of the schools space. You might be also asked for help in taking care of the animals
Study Theme: The theme is ecological education and community building through non-violence.
Accommodation: There is 1 chalet fully equipped with shower and kitchen, with 2 bedrooms. There is also have a lot of camping spaces available with a separate bathroom and cooking space.
Language: It would be great if volunteers, apart from English could also speak in German or French
Requirements: Volunteers should be open to learn and willing to cooperate. No specific knowledge is needed.
Approximate Location: Llinars del Valles
Notes: IMPORTANT DATE CORRECTION The arrival day of the camp is the 18th of June (Sunday) and not the 17th. We're sorry for this last minute change.
IMPORTANT Additional Fee: In 2023 many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00.
If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organisation you will have to pay the fee on arrival at the project; direct to the hosting branch or through different payment platforms. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details of the various payment options.