After seven months at de Hoge Rielen, it’s time to begin thinking about the goals I achived in this project and the last things I still want to do at the organisation. A kind of feedback about everything I learned during this period, which will be written on an officially recognized certificate called youthpass. It is an Europe-wide instrument to confirm participation and to validate learning experience gained in projects of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme.
It is aimed at fostering the recognition of the non-formal learning outcomes gained in the projects.
So it’s time to sit down with a pen and paper to brainstorm. It’s the perfect time for it because it’s already
getting cold outside and it’s nice to spend some time doing indoor activities at N&A. I’m also still thinking about the new Avonturenparcours, exchanging ideas with the N&A team and It’s interesting to follow the progress of this project step by step. This parcours is going to be a real climbing adventure for all visitors coming next year.
So much is going on at the moment at de Hoge Rielen, while the landscape is changing day by day. The first leaves have already fallen and you can see more and more mushrooms allover the domein. September is a busy month: “Back to school” means that many groups come to do workshops and it is the perfect time to improve my coaching skills and put them into practise. I’m acquiring new social skills and group leadership techniques at Natuur en Avontuur and I find them very useful and interesting. Especially the fact of doing it in another language makes it more challenging and appealing.
On the other hand, the building of the new Avonturenparcours has already begun. Our task at N&A is to define objectives and consider the educational purpose of the activity. We are selecting possible topics related to nature and wildlife to include them in the parcours which is ment to be ready for next year. It is not only a creative activity, but also a research activity that involves reading and learning about natural environments and animals.
So, I am facing a wide variety of tasks this automn and that sounds very good!