In March I took part in an Erasmus+ project. Our school hosted 12 students from 6 different countries- Finland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy and England, I got a girl from the UK, Hannah. I really enjoyed getting to know her. Everyday we had something else planned. We did so many great activities, but I still feel like we didn’t get to show them everything.
It’s a shame that the exchange was so short because there were so many students- it was hard to get know all of them.
Wiktoria, Daria, Weronika, Ola, Karolina and myself were the organizers of the free time for out guests. It was hard to find things to do that everyone could enjoy, but I think all worked well enough. It was a very interesting experience.
On Saturday the students arrived. They got here at different times so we all met (but not the Spaniards who arrived at night) in the evening, we did some shopping in the “Galeria Kaskada”. During the day me and Hannah went for a walk around Mierzyn, we watched some TV – we just tried to get to know each other.
On Sunday we went sightseeing. We saw the National and Art Museums, Wały Chrobrego, Filharmonia- we just wandered in Szczecin. Sadly it was raining all day but we still were having fun. Later that day we went bowling which was very fun, too.
During the week we were at school from 9 a.m. to around 2 p.m. We played some get-together games, had some classes, wrote a song, made posters, had a debate and did a lot of other great stuff. I especially enjoyed the lunch we had on Monday where we could try some traditional food from all over Europe. There were delicious olives from Spain, almonds form Portugal, meat from Croatia, cheese from Sicily. crossbuns from England and reindeer pate from Finland.
Overall I loved the project a lot. I had a great opportunity to have some great new experiences and meet amazing people. I would love to take part in other projects like this. It’s a lot of hard work to do but it’s worth it.