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Belgienprojektet

 

Vi har varit med i ett projekt där vi haft ett utbyte med elever från Belgien. Projektet pågick i ca 20 dagar totalt, de besökte oss i Sverige i 10 dagar och vi besökte Belgien i 10 dagar och bott hemma hos varandras familjer.

Syftet med projektet

Under projektets gång har vi gjort aktiviteter under dagarna, mestadels har vi visat Sveriges sevärdheter och sett Belgiens sevärdheter genom guidning som vi elever anordnat. Alla aktiviteter vi gjort finns på vår blogg. Syftet med projektet var bland annat att marknadsföra våra UF i ett annat land och anordna en försäljning. De dagar vi var i skolan hjälptes alla åt att organisera och planera vårt slutmål – att ha en marknad där alla grupper säljer sina produkter från sitt UF företag.  Vi har även fått uppleva skillnaderna mellan våra skolsystem och det har varit väldigt lärorikt eftersom det var väldigt annorlunda i Belgien.

Resultatet

De största skillnaderna vi lärt oss är att i Belgien har eleverna mycket mer respekt för lärarna, de måste tilltala lärarna med Miss och Mr. Lyssnar de inte på lärarna, kommer försent eller annat kan de få straff genom att få kvarsittning. I slutet av varje år har de ett stort test, som ett högskoletest man har i Sverige, om man får gå vidare till nästa år därför är det vanligt att många får gå om ett år på grund av att de inte klarat vissa moment. I skolan är det lärarna som bestämmer och det är inte lika ”rättvist” som i Sverige eftersom att här kommer ofta lärarna och elever överens om saker tillsammans och elever är med och påverkar mycket mer i skolan än i Belgien. De har ingen skollunch, utan får köpa något själv eller ta med mat hemifrån och äta i matsalen. De tillåter inte eleverna att ha mobiler under skoltid, inte ens på rasterna, de får inte använda mjukiskläder, de får inte heller kramas eller pussas på skoltid. När det gäller försäljningen av våra Smoothies gick det förvånansvärt bra och vi fick slutsålt på allt. Vi gjorde inte så många eftersom att vi trodde att vi inte skulle sälja så mycket.

Belgienprojektet har varit väldigt roligt och lärorikt. Vi har fått lära oss om Belgiens kultur och lärt känna nya vänner som vi aldrig kommer att glömma. Det har verkligen varit en upplevelse som alla borde vara med om!

 

 

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Wednesday

Hellooo =)

Right now we are in school. Me and Rachelle are soon going to the supermarket and buy some ingredients to our smoothies so we can have them ready for tomorrows market. Later we are going to Brussels to shop!

 

Tuesday

Hello!

Today we started to work at school and prepared for thursday when we are selling our mini enterpises. After that we went to a cafe and ate sandwiches and then we took the bus to Brussels and walked around the city. We visit the mueum of European Parliament. we saw Manneken Pis, the old city big square and other things. Then we went to a mall to eat dinner and on our way home we tried theire good waffles! It was a very beautiful city.

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Friday

Sorry for the uppdate. The text and the pictures that I wrote was deleted!

On Friday we went to fort Fort Breendonk. September 1, 1940, it was made into a prison camp, including as a transit camp for transport to concentration camps to the east. The camp became notorious for interrogation and torture of various groups of prisoners. Of at least 3,500 inmates prisoners released only 458 of the camp. The rest were killed or sent to concentration camps to the east. It was very horrible to here everything they did to the prisoners.

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In this room, they decided what punishment the prisoners would have.

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The guide

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it has room they got as punishment was to sit in without food or water in one day without moving

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The torture room. It was very horrible to hear what they didb to them..

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Here is the toilet. They did not choose themselves when they would walk on toilet they only hadspecific times and they only had two minutes on him. All went together. They whistled the whistle when they would sit, take down your pants and go up. If they were not clean afterwards they got a punichment.

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place of execution

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few torture tools

 

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This is was what they were wearing. As soon as they arrived, they were not people just “things” with a number.

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In this small thing 100 people were transported to the other concentration camp in the east. Many died on the road and the rest of the people had to sit on the dead. The image that is inside is painted by a man who was there.

 

We asked some students what they thought of it

Carl (swedish student):
– It was horrible to see but interesting. I learned to appriciate my life more and it was interesting to see how long a human can go to survive

Alpha (belgian student):
– It was really hard to be there because it was so horrible, but very instructive

 

The reception

After that we went back to school and prepared for a reception that was on the evening. We prepared some pictures of our mini enterprises to show the people that was invited to the event that we had in school. The people invited were parents and old students from last years projekt. On the event the principal of school talked about the projekt and then we were offered on Belgian specialties and something to drink. The rest of the evening we just mingled around and answered questions about the project.IMG_1493

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Sunday

On Sunday we went to Mechelen. Our meeting place was at St Rombouts cathedral. It is a high church that we climb and we could see the whole city. After that we hade some refreshment at a cafe and then the principal of the school showed us around in Mechelen.

In the evening some of us went to the cinema in Brussels. It was a very big cinema and just outside you could see Atomium. We are going to visit Atomium and learned more about it on Tuesday so i will show more pictures then!

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Patricia, Rachelle and Gabriella and the Atomium.

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Inside the curch

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Rachelle, Gabriella and Alpha at the top of the curch

Saturday

On Saturday we went to Bruges (Brugge). It was a very beautiful city with old roads and buildings. There we visited a chocolate museum and fries museum. Belgium is known for having good chocolate and fries. We learned about chocolate and fries history, and among other things, that the fries came from belgium and france are not as many people think!

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A big ball made of only chocolate.

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At the fries museum =)

After that we went to Ostend and walked around town. It was a very nice city with a nice beach.

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At a cafe in Ostend =)

First day in Belgien!

Hi!

Yesterday we landed in Brussels and was welcomed by Inge, Raf, Alpha, Jonathan and Kimberly waiting with their cars. We were happy that it was good weather outside. Then we went to their school and eat Spaghetti in their dining room and hung out and then we went home to their families.

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This is in the school

 

Today we met at school at 8:30 am and met the 7 Sales from school and they showed us around. From there we went to Antwerp and did some fun tasks and looked around the city. We were also in a Museum were you can see the whole city. Antwerp is a very important city for trade and transportation around the world. Many products from all over the world will be packaged and sent to their destination in Europe. It was very nice! Now we are at home and will get ready to party.

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we checked in different chocolate stores =)

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we tried their delicious french fries

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Belgium Central Station are the top four of the world’s finest central stations.

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This is a little store this class have in school.

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This is from the museum

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This is the museum from outside