Laulasmaa School is an organisation which is made up of three schools and three kindergartens at Laulasmaa, Klooga and Lehola. The school and the kindergarten at Laulasmaa are the biggest. The school has 280 pupils and 85 employees, and provides primary education. The kindergarten has 126 children from the age of 1 to 6. The schools at Lehola and Klooga are smaller and each have around 60 students. The kindergartens at Lehola and Klooga both have about 50 children.
Laulasmaa School maintains and develops Estonian culture by paying attention to Estonian language and the study of culture. In addition to the traditional subjects, the students learn folklore, crafts, art, folk dances, choir songs, music etc. Also, the children take part in hobby classes, contests and other projects.
To boost entrepreneurship and digital competence, Laulasmaa School provides additional lessons on mathematics, entrepreneurship, career education, informatics, robotics and IT. The organisation cooperates with Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) to complement their own digital equipment park and to train teachers. The students have successfully participated in the Robotics (Junior) First Lego League and Robotex.
Laulasmaa School knows that non-formal learning is important. During breaks, the school offers the children a variety of activities. For example, every Wednesday there is a disco: children can dance which promotes health. The children have outdoor breaks, where they play outside. At the end of school day, the younger children have an after-school program to do their homework, play or do art. In addition, the children can participate in a wide range of hobby lessons: glass, wood, technology lessons etc. There have been different workshops in the school, and the school is ready to teach skills which can help the children in the future.
The school organises thematic weeks and other activities to value healthy lifestyles. Every year in April, it celebrates World Health Day by focusing on various health topics. For Laulasmaa School it is important that the children and the staff take care of their health. It has activities for the parents and the teachers: orienteering, sport games, outdoor activities etc.
Laulasmaa is a village in Northern Estonia on the shore of Lahepere Bay and is 29 km away from the capital. The village got its name after its sand that has been mentioned to sing („laulma“) under the foot. There are about 700 residents living in Laulasmaa.
The beach is just 5-minute walk from the school. The school is surrounded by beautiful pine forests. In walking distance of the school are Laulasmaa SPA with saunas and pools, hiking trails, disc-golf trail and Arvo Pärt Center.
- Present your own culture
- Practice English/German/Russian/or some other language with the pupils or teachers and parents in hobby groups
- Help to organize school events
- Help at field trips
- Help to guide the after-school program
- Organise a hobby group according to your own talents (art, music, sport etc)
Requirements for the volunteer
- Ready to work with children and has patience
- Willing to be involved in youth work
- Friendly and open-minded
- Aged between 18 and 30 years
- Optimistic and cheerful
Eligible countries: Programme countries
Project dates: 01.10.2021-31.05.2022
Number of volunteers: 2
Age limit: 18-30 years old