Athens – City of Eternity
In the city of Platon, Heradon, Aristotelys, Zeus, we had opportunity to meet new friends, learn about other countries and traditions, and visit many beautiful places.
Our first day was Monday. We had “breaking ice” activities. Every country was presenting its school and country. Then we went to Kessariani`s park and visited the National Resistance Museum. After that, we had lunch in Kaisariaani`s Square. On Tuesday we had Red cross workshop – “it could be me, it could be you”. We had lunch and we visited the Stayros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and a marina Flisbos. On Wednesday we walked trough the historical paths of Athens, from the theatre of Herodeion to the rock of Acropolis, then to the theatre of Dionysus, and than to the Acropolis Museum. At the end of the day we had lunch at Monastiraki and walk to Plaka and Kerameikos. Thursday was our cruise day. We had opportunity to sail to three islands. Our first stop was Hydra. Then we visited Poros and had lunch on broad. Aegina was the last island that we visited. We had walks trough these islands and we saw a lot of interesting things. Our last day was Friday. First we had a workshop “Monologues across the Aegean Sea”. After that we had brunch and Round Table – every student was invited to share his\her experience, feelings and impressions. Than we had our closing ceremony. At the end we visited the Temple of Poseidon and we had dinner at Lavrio, and we went back to Athens.
It was very interesting week, we met new friends, and visited very beautiful places. We won`t forget this experience for the rest of our lifes.
In the past two school years I have had the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus + project, along with students and teachers from my school and from 5 European countries. From October 1 to October 5, 2018, we stayed in Athens, Caesarea. While we were there, we had many lectures, workshops, and visits. I was particularly impressed by the film we watched during the Red Cross workshop, based on stories from real-life migrants, their courage, sadness, pain, their rescue, their difficulties, hunger, their sleepless nights, the unfortunate loss of many lives. . … We also realized that beautiful Aegean waters are, unfortunately, the death of many innocent lives. Those looks were really exciting and sad for us. The pain and empathy we felt at that moment cannot be described, but they will remain in our memories forever. But despite that, we were surprised and amazed at their courage, perseverance and desire for a better tomorrow. After the workshop we talked and each student shared his / her opinion, idea and feelings.
At the end of December in the Geography section, I shared this experience and my painful truth with my school students in order to encourage youth toward humanitarianism. Through maps and pictures, I presented the way to many innocent people who had unwittingly lost their homes and loved ones.
We didn’t attend the workshops because we arrived in Germany in the night on 11th February. But our friends from project, told to us they had met and had presentations of schools from other countries of the project.
On tuesday we were at school, and we had a tour of school. After that we had any interesting workshops in groups A and B. We had a presentations for migrants and refugees. Then we were outside in schoolyard and we had drew our flags from our country. After that, we had lunch and free time to played games with friends. Then we had a Cultural afternoon in the Eifel. We went to the museum Freilichtmuseum Kommern. We had visited the museum, and we had lunch in one resturant. After that we went back to our hotel with bus.
On Wednesday we met at the train station Sindrof. Then, we went with train in Cologne. We visited the Cathedral and city of Cologne. After that, we had any workshops in Cologne with tablets which we did it in groups and we competed. We saw the bridge of love locks. When we were finished with workshops, we had free time for shopping and lunch. After that, we went in the Chocolate Museum. The Chocolate Museum was very big and interesting. After that we went to our hotel and had party where we danced and played games.
On Thursday we went municipality of Kerpen. We had a presentations for migrants and refugees. We met the mayor of Kerpen and we had a conversation with him. There was one migrant, we asked questions to him and he answered to them. After that we went in Cologne. We had free time. Then we went to the Museum of Second World War. We visited the museum and the museum’s guide told to us the history of this museum. We went back to our hotel.
Friday was our last day. We went at school. We made presentations of our week in groups. After that, we had a free time with friends. They gave a certificates to us for the successfully implement project. Than, we had lunch in the school canteen. We had goodbye paty, where we danced, played games and it was very funny. After party we went to the airport and waited for our airplane.
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