Carolina Brock

  • Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Portugal
    Rua Luis Caldas, 2500-817
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  • Teacher administrator: Ricardo Machado


  • Sectors 01 Education , 02 Arts and humanities , 04 Business, Administration and Law , 10 Services
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  • OID Number E10182833
  • Specialising in sector 0211 Audio-visual techniques and media production0215 Music and performing arts0414 Marketing and advertising0922 Child care and youth services1014 Sports
  • Jobs DanceMarketingChild care (non-medical)
  • The centre is able to provide work placements for students with special needs No
  • Type of work placements Student work placementsTeacher exchanges
  • Erasmus Experience Yes
  • The Erasmus experience of this centre In the academic year 2017/2018, Colégio Rainha D. Leonor participated, for the first time, in the Erasmus+ Project, having seen his application was approved, having carried out an exchange program with schools in Malta and Spain. At the academic year 2019/2020, a KA102 project was also approved, in which 16 vocational education students will be interns for companies in Malta from April to June. In the academic year 2020/2021, two KA229 projects are also taking place, in which the College is one of the partner schools, with Polish schools as coordinators and other partners schools in Turkey, Italy, Spain, Italy, Greece and France; a KA202 project, in which the coordinator is from a school in Spain and the College is also involved in a consortium of schools in the west, led by CIMOeste, in a project from KA101 to initial in March of this year. In parallel with this participation in the Erasmus+ Project, the College continues, on a regular basis, to organize trips abroad, namely London, Amsterdam, Rome. At school we also develop an activity called the European Club, where various interaction activities with schools in different countries are promoted Europeans. These activities are very popular with students who are very curious to know the different realities of colleagues. At Christmas time, dozens of postcards were sent made by all students from pre-school to secondary education, teachers and non-teachers. It was an activity much cherished by all and which resulted in very positive feedback from the “friendly” schools. During the cultural week, activity which takes place every year at our institution, we promote exchanges within the scope of a training / workshop of Mandarin, with students from an IPL course. In order to improve and enhance orality skills in the mandatory Foreign Language (English) our students have Skype conversation sessions with schools in the US and Azores, as well as exchanging letters and emails. In a relaxed context, students share their daily lives with their colleagues, talking about music, cinema, political issues and other topics of interest to both.

Organisation Description

Colégio Rainha D. Leonor is situated in caldas da Rainha, a city near the beach side and with a
history related to natural spas, that, centuries ago, were believed to have healing properties. This
school provides studies from Pre-School (age 3) to secondary school, therefore one can complete all
his/her studies in this school. In secondary school (10th, 11th and 12th grade), students can choose
the area of studies: Science and Technologies or vocational studies (Sports, Educational Assistant;
Marketing). It has 35 teachers and 10 educational assistants. CRDL has 40 classrooms, a
gymnasium, a cafeteria, a stationery and every classroom has a data-show. Key persons •Sandra
Santos – the school headmaster, an experienced Portuguese and English teacher . She is fond of
Literature and the History of Portugal. She has participated in international field trips. • Ricardo
Machado is the school project coordinator, with involvement in KA1 and KA2 projects and an ICT
teacher involved also in projects related to robotics. • Raquel Galeão – is also from the board of the
school and she is a Physical Education teacher and she participated many years ago in an
intranational project that involved other countries. In our school there is an Erasmus team: two people
from the school management and the teachers who are now collaborating in the projects. This
institute is aware of the importance of learning English (our students learn the language from preschool
to secondary school); the importance of soft skills (we have mindfulness programmes) and of
digital skills (robotics and programming). Simultaneously, we educate our students to be global world
students and that is why every year we organize field trips to different countries. Our students are
very interested in knowing the world; getting to know the different cultures, different traditions and
different languages. Portugal has a strong History related to the “Época dos Descobrimentos” (Age
of Discovery, in the 15th century), therefore travelling to learn other countries and receiving in our
country different cultures is something that is part of our legacy and that we enjoy.