Our Open Mind Week for this school year will take place on February 10th and 11th. Please have a look at our amazing program.

What is Open Mind Week?

It’s a school initiative in which outside speakers are brought in to share their knowledge with our secondary students outside the traditional school subjects. We want our students to learn and discover new things. We want them to open their minds to new options, possibilities and thereby inspire them to learn and broaden their knowledge.

Who is it for?

Secondary school students

When does it take place?

Once per year

2020: February 10th to 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How is it carried out?

ESO students will have a unique week. They will plan their own timetable for the day in accordance with the workshops/talks they wish to attend.

Who gives the talks and workshops?

    • Parents of Infant, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate students
    • Acquaintances of the parents of Infant, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate students
    • Hamelin- Laie Baccalaureate students
  • Alumni



What do we need?

We need about 55 different talks or workshops, so it is essential that each and every family get involved in the project in order to make Open Mind Week a success.

Please send an email to Alexander Martínez if you wish to get involved.


What topics are covered?

You can talk about your profession, your pastime, something that you have researched or that you took part in at some stage in your life, etc.

We would like the students to have a diverse range of talks and workshops:

  • From the most abstract to specific topics that you can imagine, (such as: “The tiger beetle is the fastest animal in the world”, “How to orientate yourself in the wild”, “Collection of miniatures”, etc.)
  • Experiential talks (for example: “Trajectory of a sporting professional”, “Life of a medical student”, “My experience as a development worker in Angola”, “How I overcame my illness”, “How I founded my business”, etc.)
  • General talks (such as: “International Law”, “The Business World”, “Nutrition”, “Animal Rights”, etc.)
  • Specific workshops in the laboratory or workshop (for example: “Building a robot arm”, “How to make an apple tart”, “Creating a patchwork cushion”, “Olive oil tastings”, etc.)

How long is the talk or workshop?

They can be different lengths of time, but respecting these time-slots:

  • 50 minutes
  • 1 hour  40 minutes
  • 2 hours 40 minutes