As a group they won the interschool speed skating competition held on natural ice when the canal froze in January; they came second in a national television program for schools which promoted sport and healthy living; and they won the interschool competition run by the local council looking for ideas to use a local recreation area. Their idea was voted the best by a panel including the local police and youth organisations, and their idea was granted EUR10,000 to help bring it to reality.
The end of the school year was marked by a musical performed by Group 8 which was excellent (and in fact the best production I have seen since Jolanda went to the school!). At the end of the show the teacher called each child up and presented them with a going away present and made a short speach about their talents, it was great - but the tears were flowing freely both that night and as the school closed on Thursday.
She has had a great time at this school - and although she will miss everyone she is ready to move onto her next school after the holiday!