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Developing a plastic-free body scrub with a team of 44 Spanish and Dutch young people. Not an everyday task, but a lot of fun and educational! Jesse Jacobs (14) and his teacher Christien de Kramer of the Jan van Brabant College in Helmond are enthusiastic about their participation in World Citizenship Academy. This cooperation project for schools from different countries contributes to the internationalization of education in the Brainport region.
For two months, students from 2-vwo of the Jan van Brabant College in Helmond and students from Egibide in Araba, Spain engaged in a collaborative project on plastic-free body scrub. The goal? International cooperation.
In small groups of four, two students from each country, a plastic-free body scrub was developed. But the product was perhaps more of a side issue,' says teacher Christien de Kramer with a wink. 'It was mainly about the process and the communication.'
Brainport Eindhoven is becoming increasingly international. That is why the region is investing in preparing students in the region for an international future. This is being done on various levels. For example, attention is being paid to the internationalization of child care and primary, secondary and vocational education. The World Citizenship Academy project - working on world citizenship - is an example of this.
The internationalisation of regional education is partly made possible by funding from Regio Deal Brainport Eindhoven.