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CONCF-095 FRANCIA La Boissiere-Ecole RENO,ENVI 29/06/2018 13/07/2018

LA BOISSIERE-ECOLE – Between Nature and Heritage: A workcamp at school! | CONCF-095 | 2018-06-29 - 2018-07-13 | RENO,ENVI | Age: 18 - 99

A workcamp surrounded by nature and heritage: come to take part in different works of rehabilitation and embellishment in the park of the castle and the primary school “Heriot”. At the heart of a huge tree-filled park, close to the forest of Rambouillet, you will immerse yourself in the nature. You will work and live in beautiful 19th-century buildings. During your work, you’ll be joined by kids and teachers. You will share these unique intercultural and intergenerational moments with them. You will also take part in a rally during which you will discover the village and its natural and cultural richness, along with the inhabitants and the youngsters of La Boissière-Ecole.

Work: At the heart of the park of the Regional Primary School Heriot, you will contribute to embellish the surroundings, to restore the old gates of the castle and the jetty on the pond, surrounded by “Water Lilies” worthy of the famous Monet painting. Two camp leaders will accompany you during working hours and your whole stay. You will work along with kids and teachers, inhabitants and local youngsters. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare the meals together.

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated in one of the dormitories of the Regional Primary School Heriot. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare the meals together.

Location: La Boissiere-Ecole

Location and Leisure: La Boissiere-Ecole is a small village of 765 inhabitants, located in the department of Yvelines in Ile-de-France, close to the forest of Rambouillet and 75 km from Paris. The Primary School Heriot was built in 1886 by Major Heriot who aimed to create a military orphanage dedicated to children between 5 and 13 years old who lost their fathers at war. At that time, military schools ruled by the state only received children between 13 and 18 years old. Today, the school Heriot has become a public school and welcome boarding school children in the middle of its 20 hectares park.

Train/Bus station: Rambouillet train station (78)


Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0

Don’t forget to bring gloves, clothes which could be stained by the paint and work shoes. Nights can be chilly, bring a hot sleeping bag. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.