Nørre Nebel Skole is situated in the countryside near the sea, and has lots of tourism and farming. We have great nature all around us, and 40 km away we have the 5th largest city of Denmark, Esbjerg.
Nørre Nebel Skole is an ordinary primary and secondary school with 400 pupils aged 5-16. We have two separate buildings one as a primary school and one for the older students in the secondary school. We have good facilities: a kitchen for home economics, a library, a science lab, access to two gyms, computer rooms and a lot of new laptops you can use etc.
The parents in this area are very different from one another, it is a less expensive area so we have rich families who own their own farms and land, and we have poor families who move here because of the cheap houses. When the families in the area have different social backgrounds and social contexts, of course our students are very different as well.
The goal of this project is to prevent early school leavings and this is important in our school, because we have a number of students, who do not have the means or the will to take an education, and we want to help them changing the situation. The whole school is very supportive, ambitious and engaged in this project, and our specialists in students’ well-being are highly interested as well.
Nørre Nebel Skole’s role in the project is first of all to be a part of the project and second of all to be the coordinator. We have chosen English as our common language. All the different partners have been involved in choosing the activities and of course agree on them, but still we have individual ways of working with the project from country to country – school to school. And the mobilities will give us an opportunity to see how the different partners deal with potential early school leavers and gather inspiration from them in order to prevent the early school leaving. Also to cooperate with other countries will give the students a feeling of belonging in a greater whole, experience other cultures, getting to know other countries, being and playing a part as citizens of Europe and also a better affiliation towards their own school and thereby education.