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Ale and Syeed
Ale, our most recent EVS volunteer and Syeed from India.
Rudolph, Juan and Daniel
Juan (centre) with Rudolph and Daniel from Belize.
European Voluntary Service volunteers come to Pestalozzi as part of the Youth in Action Programme, funded by the British Council. Pestalozzi's EVS volunteers are specifically chosen for their ability to provide Spanish tutoring for our students (Spanish is one of their core IB subjects) - as well as for their fit with Pestalozzi's ethos and values.

EVS volunteers normally spend one year in a country of their choice. They receive training and meet other volunteers from the various countries that fall within the EVS remit. Each Pestalozzi volunteer benefits in their own way from new experiences, new friendships and brings something of their own culture which benefits staff, volunteers and students alike. You can read more about the scheme on the EVS website.

Alejandra Espatolero Ibáñez

From: Spain
At Pestalozzi:
Ale has just finished volunteering with us and had a great time with the students.

Juan Roch Gonzalez

From: Spain
At Pestalozzi:
As well as tutoring students in Spanish, Juan initiated various music and sporting opportunities. He enjoyed learning more about the students’ many cultures, UK culture and improving his spoken and written English.

Previous EVS volunteers

  • 2011-2012: Melissa di Dato (Italy) and Odile Combo (Martinique)
  • 2010-2011: Rosa Cañadas GĂłmez (Spain) and César Dario (Canary Islands)
  • 2009-2010: Irene Peiro Sancho-Sopranis (Spain) and Paula Kayser Gonzalez (Spain)
  • 2008-2009: Claudine Corinthe (Martinique) and Lara Nuñez Castrillo (Spain)
  • 2007-2008: Ulku Arsan (Turkey), Hasan Sokem (Turkey), Ana Barbra Braz (Portugal) and Sevgi Kucuk (Turkey)
  • 2006-2007: Maria Novella Ferrari, Assana Mounkpoupouonkoui and Ismihan Kuicu

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A Sociological View of Pestalozzi

EVS volunteer Juan shares his analysis of Pestalozzi