27 March, 2014
The annual study trip of the master in Urban Education (MPED) always includes a number of field visits that the students organise among themselves.
This year focused on the children's zone in the White City district and the way this has affected the surrounding neighbourhoods. Another field trip drew attention to the way that the Arsenal brand impacts social life in the immediate surroundings, and yet another visit dealt with the issue of how young people are given a voice in Wandsworth.
On the plane back home everyone could look back on an intensive, enjoyable, surprising and "gezellige" * excursion abroad !
* Even president Obama here in the Netherlands for the Nuclear Summit (March 2014) said in his final speech on departure that the atmosphere of his visit to NL had been truly "gezellig" , an untranslatable word which comes closest to the English term "cosy".