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De Meergronden

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Hello! This is the page of De Meergronden, Class HV2A. Below you can find the video in which we will introduce ourselves and talk about the importance of childrens rights. 







Kind regards,
Class HV2A





Contributions Challenge 1:


Hello fellow schools,


Below you can find several results of the Challenge number 1 of Class HV2A:






Feedback from: Liemers College (klas LG3D): We enjoyed the movie in which you introduced yourself en we think it is great that you spoke English in it. A little tip, we would have liked to see something of your school and surroudings as well. We like your class picture! The cartoons are very nice, especially the meaning behind the drawings! Good job guys!




Contributions Challenge 2:


Hello fellow schools, 


Due to the May-holidays we are bit later with our contribution of challenge 2. But the class worked very hard so here are the results:


First, we discussed in class what good education and free time mean to us. We made a large mindmap and concluded that although some of the students not always think that school and learning is the most fun thing in the world, we are very blessed in the Netherlands that we can go to school! Free time is also very important, a lot of the students have many hobby's like soccer, hockey, volleyball, hanging out with friends en watching tv/youtube/netflix. 


Second, we watched the documentary about Urmila Chaudhary that is made for the Dutch tv show 'Leven in de Frontlinie' with the title 'Meisjes als handelswaar' via this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J11TiPP1kS4&nohtml5=False


In collaboration with the English teacher, the students wrote Urmila a letter. Below you can find several of them: 


Hello Urmila.


First i’m going to introduce myself. I am Ihsane and i am 14 years old. I am living in the Netherlands and the school where i’m going to is named OSG de Meergronden. I am writing this letter because i saw a documentary about you. And i like to ask you some questions so maybe i can understand what was happend to you and why it happend.

I saw a documentary about you and it was really shocking. I was really astonished about what happend. I know that it’s happening to more (young) childs. And i know why the parents, or family members of that child are doing that. They want money. Money to can live and eat. But why the government don’t take care of the people in their country? They know that the kalamari system is going on, then why they don’t help?


And how are you living now? With your family? My opinion is that the kamalari system has to be forbidden! Because its very terrible!


Yours sincerely,




Hello Urmila,


My name is Jill and I'm thirteen years old. I'm in high school at OSG De Meergronden in the Netherlands. I am writing you because I want to respond to the documentary I saw about you. I just saw your documentary about child slaves and kalamari’s. I would like to respond to this, give my opinion about it and ask a few questions to you.


I watched the documentary about you as an child slave and I have so much sympathy for you. These things still happens with children’s in countries like Indonesia and India and that’s is not right. I think that every child has the same rights and are entitled to a safe house, school and food. Young girls may not be sold as Kalamari or child slaves.


It is amazing that you are your commitment to the children who have been child slave or Kalamari. They need someone who is committed and that you do super good. We need more people like you. I have so much respect for you because you also been kalamari it seems to me terribly. 


Before I end my letter, I have a few questions for you:

- Are you mad at your brother because he sold you?

- You're proud of what you achieved now?

- How did you fled from the landlord?


This was the end of my letter, I hope I get a response to my letter.


Kind Regards Jill





Feedback from: Liemers College, LG3D: Hi,   we think it is great that you discussed the importance of education and the right amount of time free to spend on hobby's or sports for children! We agree that we are very blessed in the Netherlands! We are very sorry, but we can't seem to find the letters.....









Hello fellow schools, all of the students wrote a paper to the jury. Below you can find a composition of them:


Hello Jury, my name is Steven, i’m 15 years old and I go to the Meergronden high school. The project we did about child rights was great! I liked the semi projects we did, like drawing a safe home and a non safe home. Or the video we had to make to introduce ourselves and the comic for child rights and such was also great, mostly because i like drawing. (Steven)


Yes, this project has open my eyes! I learnt a lot from this project, I did not always dwell on the fact that not everyone has it so good as us/me. We are going to school, daily but they can’t.

The same is that if we are sick we have a docter and a EHBO and more, they not. Food is another thing and water to, we have a lot and they need to walk an few kilometers for water

what isn’t clean. From Urmila I have learnt so much! I didn’t know that childslaves are still a big problem in poor countries. (Joella)



Sometimes when i worked on the projects in the lesson, i think: how will it be in poor countries? Can children be happy and can they play a sport or hobby that they like? And how about health? Do they have enough clean water? Is there healthy food for them? Then i think about what i can do, by myself to improve it. (Lars)


I knew that in the world there are people who don't have much money and that children don't get the rights they deserve. and I also knew that there are many poor people, but there are so many children who don't get the rights they deserve. I have seen in recent weeks with eio: European international organization. Through these lessons, I saw better how the world really is. That we have very well in the Netherlands, if you compare it with any other country in the world where children are not properly handled and used as slave and that they should not go to school while I have to go to school until your 18th in the Netherlands. And that we in Netherlands after school almost anything can do what you want. After school, for example, go to the Playstation or football, but in developing countries, you have to work for your family so you can buy food. And sports in a sports club is not really something everyone is doing there, while millions of people in the Netherlands are on a sport. Therefore, I am sorry that you can't simply going to do that you want to do, but have to work to earn money. you are not at the age where you been so many heavy responsibilities you must carry. As a child must enjoy the time you're young. (Tyron)


Every child deserves to learn and go to school. But not every child is going to school. The girls need to help their mothers cleaning up and the boys need to work with their fathers at young age, but children need to go to school, learn, play and have fun. There aren’t much schools in every country because it’s expensive and girls can’t go to school wich I think is ridiculous. For this problem countrys should borrow money from each other because it’s really important. Learning and being smart is very important because these children can become really succesfull and help their country’s being succesfull when they grow up by having good jobs and contact with other countries. (Zeynep)


To sum it all up, I liked this project it had some very creative assignments and it made you think about the rights of children, this also gave me a chance to talk about myself and some of my personal problems, those being about reumatism and a lack of privacy. I hope you the jury didnt think you wasted time on my letter! (Steven)



Kind regards, Class HV2A, De Meergronden





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Comments (2)

Manon van Herwijnen said

at 12:07 pm on May 27, 2016

Thank you very much for your evaluations. We are happy to read that it was a very valuable learning experience for all of you.
We send you greetings from the GTP team, with a lot of respect and gratefulness for your meaningful creations!

Natasha Cherednichenko said

at 9:56 am on Apr 4, 2016

Dear students,
thank you for the drawings and table about the meanings safe and not safe. Well done Challenge 1!

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