CESPA-ECA aims to create a space where pupils can get together, play and learn.
By mixing across all groups, they can deepen the respect across those groups
and so learn the skills that are increasingly needed in the world of today and tomorrow.
What kind of activities are offered?
There is a great variety of sporting, cultural and art and craft activities, Including Holiday courses, Cycling Proficiency and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
ECA is one of 3 groups that arrange Extra Curricular Activities at the European School
for a day by day overview of all three
All courses are professionally organised and run with specific targets in mind. These can be competency in a skill or proficiency where certificates are awarded. The activities are voluntary and are often created in response to specific requests from pupils and parents.
ECA / Hanne Starling: leave a note at the School Reception
or call: 01235 525418
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE)
The DofE was founded in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edingburgh, the patron of the award.
Its mission is “to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and to recognise their achievements”. The Award can be taken on 3 levels, starting with Bronze, then Silver and then Gold. Nearly 300,000 young people are taking part in the programmes this year in the UK alone, with many more doing the International Award globally (see www.dofe.org for more information).
The Award was first introduced at the European School back in the 1990s, financially supported by CESPA-ECA. After a pause it was re-introduced and backed again by CESPA-ECA in 2007. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
But since 2015, the Award is now no longer available at the European school.