Transforming Europe is a collaboration between five school in five EU countries: Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia and Poland and consists of six exchanges over three years. The project has a focus on World War I and how this war changed Europe forever. The first exchange went to the German partner school at the beginning of 2016. Each school send six students representing the different countries involved in the war. The students hereafter did a reenactment of Peace Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
In September 2016, the partner schools came to Ikast for an exchange. The theme for this visit was literature and drama. The students from the five school wrote and performed a play inspired by famous WWI poets like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. You can see the play here:
In March 2017, a group of students went on an exchange to Rotterdam International Secondary School. The theme was here the technological development and innovation that came out of WWI. The product was a documentary that you see here.
In September 2017, six girls from Ikast-Brande Gymnasium will go to Croatia for the forth exchange.
During each visit, the students stay with local student’s families to enhance to cultural understanding and make strong bonds between the partner schools.