Voorburgs Dagblad | Veurs Lyceum teacher wins unique prize

Voorburgs Dagblad | Veurs Lyceum teacher wins unique prize
Voorburgs Dagblad | Veurs Lyceum teacher wins unique prize

Dutch teacher at the Veurs Lyceum, Melchior Vesters, has won an essay prize. The Society of Dutch Literature, a learned society that has existed since 1766, has held the prestigious Elise Mathilde essay competition annually since 2018 in the field of Dutch linguistics, history and literature.

This year’s topic was the role that literature can play in times of crisis. The winning essay can be read here. “Melchior Vesters mixed knowledge of philosophy and literature with his experiences as a Dutch teacher, such as with pupils in havo 4 who sometimes lost contact with literature, but also with democratic values. Fortunately, this was a memory from before his time at the Veurs Lyceum “, responds rectpr Philip de Vries. “The essay is a fairly personal genre in which you shape your thoughts. The nice thing about this is that you can really show how well you master your language: content and style go hand in hand. A tip for students who are interested in a language and culture study: there are all kinds of associations that attach great importance to smart thoughts in a beautiful form. There are therefore more competitions than you might think”.

“Leiden University is organizing the Max Havelaar speech tournament for students on November 26, 2022. The Veurs Lyceum actively promotes language policy, because the school believes it is important to stimulate the language skills and motivation to read in all students.”

The Veurs Lyceum actively promotes language policy, because the school believes it is important to stimulate the language skills and motivation to read in all pupils.

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The article is in Dutch

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