Rompsay educational team on a trip to Figueira Da Foz publié le 25/02/2023  - mis à jour le 02/03/2023

Job-shadowing - Preparatory visit and feedback on the last students' internships abroad.

ERASMUS+ – Rompsay Vocational High School, La Rochelle – from Caroline Griffault.

  • Job-shadowing and Preparatory visit

On the initiative of M.Damon (French-History and Geography teacher as well as the leader of our school ERASMUS+ programs), teachers from Rompsay vocational high school were given the opportunity to take part in a job shadowing program in Portugal.
Mrs Bethoux (deputy principal), M.Dollfus and M.Damon (French-History teachers), M.Ollivier (Maths-Sciences and English Euro teacher), M.Didier (P.E. teacher) and Mrs Griffault (English teacher) took part in this Erasmus+ program.


In order to develop the already existing internship opportunities (Brescia in Italy, Faro* in Portugal), M.Damon thought about a third destination : Figueira Da Foz.


It consisted in observing and exchanging about teaching practices in Faro. Our partner, WakeUp Project, in charge of selecting companies, organized 4 days in two different schools : Tomas Cabreira, a vocational high school in Faro and Loulé, a Secondary school. It was a very enriching and rewarding experience during which we observed both vocational subjects such as electronics, I.T. maintenance and general subjects. We hope this will lead to further exchanges including both teachers and students through internships.

During our stay, we also visited various companies which are to host French students in Electronics, I.T. maintenance, Boilermaking and Boat maintenance for one month next year. We talked about the activities our students would have to do, their working hours, the transport means… We also visited the place where the students will stay.
So, from April 2023 onwards, the latter will be able to develop their skills, acquire new ones and experience what it is like to be a European citizen !

  • About our students’ last internship in Faro...

    From November 21 to December 16th 2022, 7 students from 1ère Bac Pro left for Faro in Portugal to do their internships thanks to the ERASMUS+ program. These students are specialized in Boat maintenance, Electrotechnics and Electronics. They were hosted by our partner WakeUp Project. During their work placement they were able to show their skills and acquire new ones. Mrs Balloud and M.Dollfus (French-History teachers) accompanied the students the first week and organized a few cultural visits among which : Benagil caves, Albu Feira, Cape St Vincent as well as an excursion by solar boat in Faro.
    The students were assessed during their last week by M.Sidotmane (the Electronics teacher) and M.Charraud (the Boat maintenance teacher). That was an amazing experience that Baptiste, Clément, Donovan, Ethan, Ghazel, Robin and Tom recommend to anyone, willing to combine their professional skills and their eagerness to discover a new culture. Another way to experience European citizenship !