Working to improve students wellbeing at school
The In-Di project team meets in Bilbao to exchange on students’ feedback to a common questionnaire
In-Di is an Erasmus+ KA2 project aimed to work on how to support students’ wellbeing in vocational schools.
From May to mid September, the partners collected feedback from almost 1000 VET students to have an idea of their current wellbeing at school, how situations at home and in previous schools may have influenced them, and what they appreciate and what they miss in their current ones. Although with some differences among countries (Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia and Basque Country), the main factors they pointed out as key for their well being are: exams and assignments calendar, the role of the teachers and the class atmosphere.
Suggestions given on how to improve their situation are: more empathetic and available teachers, more sensible exams calendar and dedicated workshops on team building, time management or emotional management.
In the case of HETEL, the school involved in the project is Colegio Ángeles Custodios, in Bilbao, which hosted this meeting, involving students from VET EQF level 1 who gave a great presentation about what they do in class and offered the meeting participants delicious food prepared by them. This wonderful hosting definitely helped to our successful meeting!
Next time we will meet in Latvia to exchange on the strengths of each of our VET systems to support students and to identify possible actions to put in place in each country to keep accompanying our students in the best possible way.