Two NHL Stenden students win awards at LC Awards

Tuesday night 14 June was all about the annual LC Awards. An event where students from participating schools pitch their thesis and compete for the title and a cash prize of € 333,33. Six students from NHL Stenden participated and two of them won prizes. In the category masters the prize went to Angela Dijkstra, student master Serious Gaming and Eline Bodha, student Theater Teacher, won the prize on behalf of the municipality of Leeuwarden.

Serious game: ‘’Houding Henkie & Mindset Mindy’’
Since corona, many students have difficulty with social interactions. Angela therefore devised a game to give students more self-confidence in this. She developed a board game, named "Houding Henkie & Mindset Mindy", where you as a student are challenged to step out of your comfort zone and see what kind of reaction comes back. ''I submitted my project to put my money where my mouth is since I expect students to dare to step out of their comfort zone and therefore do so themselves. I really experienced the evening as the completion of the entire project on which I have worked with a lot of dedication and I am proud that I, in combination with a busy family life, in addition to my new role as a teacher and partly in corona time, have managed to put this down within 2 years. The fact that I then also won in the master category feels really fantastic. A cherry on top of a masterpiece!

Project under the sun
n her project, Eline addressed a social issue: what does the prevailing housing crisis mean for an individual? She did research in Leeuwarden's Oldegalileën district and created a so-called 'community theater' performance. Through this performance Eline is able to make the theme understandable through personal stories. ‘’I am extremely happy with the municipal award of the LC Awards! With this award I can continue to work on theater making to give the residents of Leeuwarden a voice. On Tuesday night I saw a lot of great projects. I really enjoyed learning about the other students who were working on cheese, women's overalls, fashion shows. I also saw many projects related to sustainability, safety and personal development. Fantastic to see all these students working for a good cause!’’

LC Awards
The LC Awards is the event for students from a number of Frisian mbo and hbo/master institutions. These students present their project or thesis and compete for a cash prize of € 333,33 and an award. This award is made by one of our own students, Femke Valkema. In addition, a public prize is awarded and new this year is a prize on behalf of the municipality. 

Femke Valkema