The week in Poland was very dynamic. We took part in different activities: sports games, visiting museums, sightseeing tours. „One of my big impressions is Warsaw is sightseeing tour. It was so cold! But Warsaw is very beautiful city, and it’s impressive, that almost all of buildings were rebuilt after the Second War“. Days in Opatowek are unforgettable! We took some lessons at school: art, math; visited open-air etnic museum and had cooking lesson. „I still remember the taste of bread we cooked“. Almost all of our free time we spent with our new Polish friends: walked around Opatowek, visited Kalisz,went to the bowling. But the most important thing, that we made a lot of new friends from different countries. And now we are in touch by Facebook. We are very thankful for all our Polish families, because you made us feeling, that we lived like at home – THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
When we were leaving Opatowek, our new Polish friends came to say us „Good buy!“ We cried, because it was so sad to leave, it was the End of our Polish adventure. But now we know, that it’s not so – because it was beginning of friendship with our new friends!
We liked taking part in project activities: sport competitions, documentary visits, fascinating history , well preserved monuments, tasty traditional Polish cuisine, paper making and fine art workshops. We were impressed by the opening ceremony of the meeting and the nice school in Opatowek. We made friends among students from 7 partner countries and found it difficult to say goodbye in the end…
We met kind and funny people. We are grateful to Polish parents who organized the socializing evenings for guest students: pizza place, bowling, swimming pool.
The host family Kowalczyk , with Maciek and Veronika, the parents and grandfather will have a special place in our memories and hearts. We felt part of this family, their house.
Our travel to Germany was a new experience that we will never forget. We were impressed by the classrooms in the school, the drama class that we attended and the opening ceremony with songs, dances, cheerful children.
We liked the animals at the ecological farm Domane Dahlem and the zoo, the old buildings as well as modern Berlin with double deckers and sky skrapers.
The people were punctual and kind with us.
We met and made friends with children from Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Estonia, Turkey, Poland. We thank the host Germany families for hospitality.
We were impressed by the film we saw at the Berlin Wall Museum, the view we had from the top of the Reichstag dome, the exhibits in the Pergamon museum and the swans and ducks on the lake at Sansouci castle.
We liked al project activities, especially sport competitions and the quiz about all partner countries.
While making and offering amulets called MĂRŢIŞOR, as a symbol of spring, our students celebrate the coming of this season with folk songs and dances specific to our region,Moldavia..
La Patum, the most precious festival in Berguedà!
Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
The week (11.03.2013 – 15.03.2013) which we spent in Poland was really great! We found everything very interesting, thrilling and newsworthy. It was exciting when our friends from host school met us at the hotel early Monday morning and we went to look around the Warsaw centre. We were impressed by the history of this city. We learnt that Warsaw has survived so many wars throughout its history and most notably, the city had to be rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II during which almost all of its buildings were destroyed. We visited Polish parliament which left a great impression on us, despite the fact that we had to wait quite long outside while we were allowed to get in. We heard a bit of history and saw beautiful halls where Polish law is formed.
On the second day we were met at school. It was a solemn welcoming ceremony. The students showed their talents at dancing and singing. We liked Opatowek school. It is large but cozy, modern and well-equiped. We attended some lessons, visited The Museum of History and Industry in Opatowek, the library, the church, tasted traditional Polish food, had free time at thermal baths in Uniejow, had a short trip to Kalisz, the oldest town in Poland.
We had sport competitions at the sports hall where we were divided into 8 teams of 8 members and participated in ten events. It was fun, we had the opportunity to get closer to other team members. We supported each other and enjoyed the results. After sports we went to the art class. There we learned how to make Easter chickens. Later we watched each country’s prepared movies “What do people know about Europe“? It was very interesting to know what other people know about your country. After activities we had fun with all our friends from different countries together at bowling alley.
We were accommodated by warm-hearted families which welcomed us with open arms. Friday was the saddest day because we all had to say goodbye to our friends, it was hard to stand out without tears. Poland is a nice country with very hospitable people, wherever you go, everywhere a cake and tea or coffee are waiting for you.
There in Poland we spent amazing week, we made friends from other countries. It was a great opportunity to share opinions, to improve English skills and gain priceless memories that we will never forget.
Lukas, Brigita, Agne and Karolina