@School - Actions Taken
Erasmus University: Wisdom-based leadership lecture
As part of the Erasmus honours programme: Grand Challenges, DOWN to EARTH was shown to the Honours students, and Rolf gave a lecture on wisdom-based leadership. The students who initially only came for a 3 hour session stayed for 6 hours until the janitor had to lock us out.
“We’ve shown DOWN to EARTH to a class with 25 Honours students from Erasmus University, to close off a module on Leadership. After the movie, Rolf Winters gave a class on leadership followed by an in-depth discussion with students, reflecting on the movie, on their journey and their challenges. This session was amazingly rich and provided insights and change on a very deep level. Students were energized, inspired and empowered by the combination of watching, listening and feeling. The session has made a lasting impact, so we will definitely keep it as part of our honours programme and are now looking at other curricula and ways for collaboration.“
Drs. Eva Rood
Rotterdam School of Management
Primary school pilot programme day
Primary education, started with a pilot-school-day on November 6 2016, to tune into the needs of the students, teachers and parents about what the impact of the film could be in schools, and what the programmes could look like. One thing was stated very clearly from the teachers' perspective: We do NOT need another ready made programme!
We worked with a group of 14 kids, 15 teachers and 8 parents. The atmosphere and synergy was great, and we could really feel the urge to make a difference. It was also clear that the way to make this difference was reached via very different roads. So this was our challenge: To make a program with a clear perspective, but with enough space to create your path to your (schools) own goal. This isn't something that can be ‘fixed’ in one day or afternoon, but its a proces we have to facilitate over time.
A six-year-old boy present that day wrote a note about his view on DOWN to EARTH and the world we live in today. It translates:
- if you think about it people always say the netherlands is a free country but I think our life has been planned out by people and we will be stuck in there forever if we don't change anything
We are drafting a programme now from what we learnt and will do more pilot programmes in schools. Later in 2017 we will be ready to roll out programmes for the 2017/2018 school year!