Torun mobility

There were hugs, smiles, tiny tears of farewell and exchanging Face Book addresses. After a week-long-visit to Toruń (Poland), on 23rd November (Saturday) there came time to say goodbye. Definitely, during this week, all of us collected new experiences and learnt from each other. We also had a lot of fun together.

On the first Day in Poland, Tuesday, we took part in a ‘welcome meeting’ in School no 3 in Toruń. There were interviews for the local TV and newspapers. Then, all the Comenius students played some funny games to get to know each other and ‘break the first ice’. In the evening there was a bowling game in the leisure centre.

On Wednesday we went sightseeing around The Old Town with a guide, who only spoke English, so our students had an open-air-English-lesson. Polish students were proud to present their city’s history. After that, we moved into Medieval Times; exactly into the Teutonic Knights’ Castle, where we had an archery lesson, we listened to the castle’s history and legends. Then, we were hungry, so it was a nice surprise that there were some sausages for us J After the meal, we were strong enough to pay a visit to the city’s vice-president, Mr. Ludwik Szuba and the head of Education Department Mr. Janusz Pleskot.

Thursday was really busy. In the morning we visited a Nursery Home for the elderly, where we presented our project and the Romanian group showed a video on their hometown - Jassy. Moreover, each country performed a song. The seniors were really thrilled and they thanked us a lot for this visit, as it was the only possible journey for them...

After returning to school, we presented our videos, photos and stories about our grandparents’ teenage life, which we had prepared for the Polish visit. After the hard work we had a chance to relax and watch the stars in

Planetarium.

And Friday was definitely a day of science! In the morning, Romanian and Turkish students took part in Polish lessons. They studied Maths, English and IT. Later, the science became more ‘visible’: in The Mill of Knowledge we made friends with physics J

After such a hard day we deserved ‘a mental res(e)t’, so we played a friendly football match in the gym. Unfortunately, this was the last group meeting in Torun mobility…

Mobility Report, by Gimnazjum no 3 in Torun

 

The first Mobility was organized by the coordinator school from Torun from 18 November, to 23 November 2013.

The initial event took place on Tuesday in the presence of the host students and teachers, but also of the representatives of the local authorities. Within this “Welcome Meeting” in School no 3 in Toruń, the host students presented their own performance of the evergreen WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (joint project task of all partner schools)and a surprising artistic performance because the guest partners (Romanian and Turkish) found within performance aspect from their own national cultures. The Polish students presented a funny drama inspired from the Dracula myth and a traditional Turkish dance. There were interviews for the local TV and newspapers. Then, all the Comenius present students played some funny and interactive games to get to know each other better and ‘break the first ice’.

On Wednesday we went sightseeing around The Old Town with a guide, who only spoke English, so our students had an open-air-English-lesson. Polish students were proud to present their city’s history because Torun is a city on the UNESCO HERITAGE. After that, we “moved into Medieval Times”, into the Teutonic Knights’ Castle, where we had an “Archery Lesson”; the students participated actively to the presentation of the castle’s history and legends. On the same day we paid a visit to the Town Hall where we met the vice-president, Mr. Ludwik Szuba and the head of Education Department Mr. Janusz Pleskot.

On Thursday morning we visited one of the associated Nursery Homes from Torun, where the partner students presented the elderly short artistic presentations of each partner school. In addition the Romanian group showed a video on their hometown - Jasi. The seniors were really thrilled and they thanked us a lot for this visit, as it was the only possible journey for them. The elderly and the students took photos and had an informal dialogue. After returning to school, we presented our videos, photos and “Stories about our grandparents”, which the three partner school prepared for debate during the Polish Mobility . The day ended with a meeting of the Comenius leaders.

Friday, the last day of the reunion, was reserved to “Copernicus spirit”, a particular aspect of the local culture, because Torun is the native place the great scientist. So, We visited Copernicus Memorial House, an old people house, representative for the ancient archeological style from Torun. We also visited a modern interactive-science location called “The Mill of Knowledge” . After returning to school, Romanian and Turkish students took part in Polish lessons: Maths, English and ICT. The day finished with a FRIENDSHIP FOOTBALL MATCH and a teachers’ work meeting to draw conclusions of the first project mobility and also to plan the future project stages.
(The days of 18th November and the day of 23rd November were reserved for the arrival, respectively departure of the groups within Mobility).