Music for Life

Our Erasmus+ project about (social) entrepreneurship has started its second year. Since the project involves entrepreneurship as well as social activities, we thought it would be good to contribute to our local community as well. For a few years now the Belgian radio station Studio Brussels has been organising Music for Life; the warmest week, a charity event raising money for hundreds of different charities all over the country.

This is an overview of the actions being organised at our school:

  • Music all around As of 15 October students can request songs to be played on the school playground for only € 0,50.
  • Parking On 27 October, 10 November and 17 November locals can park their cars on the school playground for € 5, while enjoying some hot chocolate, coffee and cakes.
  • Teachers’ auction Have you always wanted to see your teacher in a funny costume, or would you like to see how teachers struggle teaching a subject that isn’t their own, now is your chance. In November we are going to auction all the activities presented by the teachers. All for a local charity.
  • Birdhouses Students and teachers have decorated some lovely birdhouses, which will be sold for charity as well.

On 5 December we will anounce what amount has been gathered and which local charity will receive the money.

November = Teacher Auction Month

November is teacher auction month at the Sint-Romboutscollege.  As of Thursday 8 November, we will auction a teacher activity twice a week to raise money for a local charity. 

Here a list of the activities set up by some of the teachers:

  • Play a soccer match against your teachers
  • Get an individual singing lesson and some valuable tips from your music teacher
  • Teacher dress-up
  • Math teacher teaching French, French teacher teaching Maths
  • Chocolate mousse for the highest bidders.
  • Introduction lesson Spanish
  • Jamming with the college cover tribute band
  • Latin or Greek lesson with fun fair sounds
  • German Schlager karaoke
  • Workshop making fresh pasta
  • Mathematics lesson with dog assistance
  • Biology lesson in a local dialect
  • Pancakes for the highest bidders (class)

The warmest college: the aftermath

For our social project 'the warmest college' the students and teachers raised 1.122 euro to give to a local inclusive children's care center - Villa Clementina. At this center, children with and without disabilities are looked after and stimulated to reach their full potential. We hope that with this money, they will be able to provide even better care and/or material to help all the children and their parents. This video was given to us by Music for Life (organised by Studio Brussels) to thank everyone who participated in raising the money.