Here it is! The 1st PACE student’s exchange!
Looking back to the first months of the project life, we remember lots of work, learning, planning and arrangements that the PACE students and their teachers did in order to make their student enterprise real. Lots of efforts directed to ‘other students’ in other countries, to whom no real contact happened at the beginning.
During the teacher training, the PACE students in all three countries, Germany, Italy and Spain contacted via Skype for a first visual contact and to get to know each other. But now, during the student exchange in Pamplona (ES), the student met in person and got to know their ‘clients’.
The host students prepared a tailored made offer for the students visiting (Germany and Italy). The visiting students selected the activities to do from a wide range of offers on the ‘Navarway SE’ website especially developed for the Spanish student enterprise and named after its official brand.
Once the students reached Pamplona, they started with the program of what would become an unforgettable week.
Institute tour, tortilla cooking, cocktail show, meals served and cooked by first-year students, hair dressing or facial massage were part of the activities leaded by the students at the CI Burlada school. Moreover, students with special needs were in charge of showing the visiting students and teachers how to cook a Spanish tortilla.
From Tuesday to Thursday, several activities and visits around Navarra’s region were planned. Visit to Pamplona most relevant places, Ujué, Olite, castles, palaces, olive oil and wine production, Roncesvalles, Ochagavia or Arbayún Gorges were part of the week planned by the Navarway SE Spanish students. They prepared some explanations for each place visited and accompanied the rest of the visiting group during the whole week.
All students interacted to each other, learned about the process followed by the Spanish students and exchanged best practices about every action taken as part of the peer-to-peer learning.
The last exchange day was reserved to work at the school, to reflect about the week and to learn new methods used nowadays in cutting edge enterprises as well as startups. The students learned about ‘Design Thinking’ and Lean principles about how to fulfill end-user’s needs and to find an innovative solution to them. Therefore, the students are not only better prepared for the work market through the competences developed in their student enterprises, organization and arrangements, but as well for creating innovative solutions that lead to excellence.
Great job guys! Keep working hard!