In may 2010 I left school and was homeschooled since.
My homeschooling was not directed towards school exams or diploma’s of any kind, but towards genuinely becoming me. It focussed on experiencing, broadening and deepening my fields of interest.
In October 2008 until July 2011 I visited La Luna once a week.
La Luna is a consulting and enrichment class for gifted children in Maastricht.
I learned about the behaviour and actions of human beings through the method “world language”.
In August 2011 until March 2013 I went to a sociocratic school called 5+5=11
This school was from its first day, created by its students. We had to make sure that there was furniture, study materials, teachers, even the classrooms had to be fixed; everything we needed and wanted. All of this had to be decided in a daily meeting where the sociocratic system was applied. Sociocracy means that a proposal can only be adopted if there is no predominant objection and everyone consents.
This equality ensures that everyone takes responsibility for their own thoughts and actions.
We also made our own rules and punishment system.
We started permaculture in the garden, build our own tree house, organized workshops/activities, painted the classrooms, set up a school music band and followed courses.
We all worked together and learned how to use our own voice in a vote. We learned what it takes to create a new school system.
5en5is11 showed me how much can be achieved when you really work together.