Mon 16/09

Day 1: Arrival

Everyone will register for the event and receive their information package at Montessori College Nijmegen (Kwakkenbergweg 27, 6523 MJ Nijmegen) after they arrived in Nijmegen.

Guest can choose between:

a) Guided tour of the school

b) Go directly to host family (or hotel for the coaches)

Students will have a meal at their host family. Coaches can have a lunchbox / meal at school (if needed, please register for these options)

Optional: N.E.C. – De Graafschap (20.00h)
Tue 17/09

Day 2: Sports day

10.00 – 10.30hWord of welcome & warming up all together
10.30 – 12.00hMorning tournament: Field Hockey
12.00 – 13.00hLunch time
13.00 – 14.30hAfternoon tournament: Football
15.00 – 16.00hSpeeddate event / get to know each other
Dinner at hostfamilies
17.30 – 18.30hDinner at Bikkels (NEC Stadium De Goffert)
18.45 – 21.30hOpening Ceremony at NEC Stadium De Goffert
Word of welcome by mayor of Nijmegen: Hubert Bruls and Berni Drop (NMV & Montessori College)
Cultural evening / exchange of cultural things and dances
Wed 18/09

Day 3: Cultural day

08.00 – 10.00hTwo Buses leave at Montessori College Nijmegen for Amsterdam
10.00 – 12.15hParticipants can choose between two museums:
Bus 1) Nemo museum
Bus 2) Van Gogh museum
12.30 – 12.35hAssemble at the Dam (central square)
12.35 – 13.00hSpare time in Amsterdam
13.45 – 19.15hThis is Holland – get a virtual tour of The Netherlands
A’Dam Lookout
Dinner at a pancake boat
19.15 – 21.00hTwo buses leave for Nijmegen and will go back to Montessori College Nijmegen
Thu 19/09

Day 4: Connecting day

10.00 – 12.00hDemonstration by Koen van Roekel (Professional Korfball player)
Morning tournament: Korfball
12.00 – 13.00hLunch time
13.00 – 14.00hWorkshop afternoon: first round *
1. cycling for starters
2. climbing
3. kickboxing
4. bossabal (2 hours)
5. gymnastics (by Mara Totarsolej professional gymnast)
6. mountainbiking (2 hours)
7. dance
8. sport mix
14.15 – 15.15hWorkshop afternoon: second round *
1. climbing
2. archery attack
3. bossabal (2 hours)
4. gymnastics  (by Mara Totarsolej professional gymnast)
5. mountainbiking (2 hours)
6. dance
7. sport mix
Pupils have dinner at their host families
15.30 – 17.30hNetwork meeting at school. All teachers are invited to share experiences.
Educators can share education from their schools. Please tell in advance if you would like to present something.
Fri 20/09

Day 5: Celebration Day

10.00 – 12.00h

Starts at Kelkensbos square in Nijmegen. Bicycles can be parked there as well.

Tour of Nijmegen

12.00 – 13.00hLunch at Kronenburgpark in Nijmegen
13.00 – 13.30hGo to Goffertpark by bike
13.30 – 16.00hAt Goffertpark:
an afternoon full of games
making a memory together
Pupils have dinner at their host families
17.30 – 18.30hDinner for coaches at Montessori College Nijmegen
20.00 – 23.00hClosing ceremony and party time (with a DJ) at Montessori College Nijmegen
Sat 21/09

Day 6: Farewell day

Foreign guests will go back home and will leave the host families


* On Thursday you can choose between several workshops. We try to let everyone participate in their favourite workshops. Have a look at all the options.

  • Cycling for starters:
    In the Netherlands one of the most used vehicles is the bike. In the workshop cycling for starters you will learn the basics how to ride a bike and several traffic rules.
  • Climbing:
    During this workshop you will be climbing the wall at the Montessori College. You will be secured through a climbing belt and receive instructions by the climbing instructor to improve your climbing skills.
  • Kickboxing:
    In the workshop kickboxing you will be learning different punch- and kick techniques on a pad. In a safe setting you will be learning and practicing with the others during this workshop.
  • Bossaball (2 hours):
    This mixed sport (gymnastics, volleyball and soccer) is a trend sport and being played all over the world. During the workshop you will learn how to play Bossaball and several (tactical) movements.
  • Gymnastics:
    In the gymnastics workshop you will learn some basic gymnastic movements such as a front and/or back flip, handstand, cartwheel and jumps on the Air Track.
  • Mountain biking (2 hours):
    During this workshop of 2 hours (it takes both workshop rounds) you will learn some basics how to drive on a mountain bike and receive some tips and tricks. During this workshop you will be driving through different terrains by mountain bike.
  • Archery attack:
    The combat archery sport game play is a combination of three other main sports which include, Dodgeball, Paintball, and Archery. Participants form teams and shoot at opponents with large foam tip arrows using a bow.
  • Dance:
    You will dance together during this workshop. ID Dance instructors will give this workshop that will be very entertaining.
  • Sport mix:
    During this workshops you will play in two teams. The number of players and the games played will change constantly.

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan