This week was a real myriad of events – everyone could find something for themselves among the workshops, trips and sporting events!
Monday, December 4th. The first visit in the club for the blind and visually impaired turned out to be an enormous success – both attendance as well as organisation-wise. A large group of Erasmus people coming from different parts of the world have shown themselves to be open, talkative and highly empathetic people. After a short introduction from the hosts and the guests, the group divided into pairs and trios. It was the beginning of a lively discussion – Erasmus students were telling stories about their cultures and traditions, and clubbers sharing curiosities about Poland and Poznań. At the end of the meeting, all guests were gifted with chocolate Santa Clauses and the hosts sang "Happy Birthday" for one of the ESN-ers who celebrated her birthday the next day. It was awesome!
Monday, December 4th. What is the best way to start a week? The active way! That's why we spent Monday evening in a dance school BESTIME at the Zumba classes. A group of students, under a watchful eye of their Ambassador – Joanna Ćwiklińska, were learning new steps with great energy. Latino was the king of the dance, however black rhythms also took to the floor. The event was combined with a candy collection for children from a child care home. It was yet another time when we managed to mix good cause with pleasure!
Wednesday, December 6th. Saint Nicholas’ Day is a special day, and so we decided to emphasise that in our celebration. On Wednesday morning we visited the ”Mali Europejczycy” (Little Europeans) kindergarten where the kids cheerfully welcomed Martina, Hazel and Ege. During a short introduction, the children were supposed to guess the origin country of our Erasmus students, basing on their native languages - Italian, Filipino, and Turkish. Next, both hosts and the Erasmus guests started to work on prepared activities. We spent time colouring paper decorations and making paper chains together – all of which we then put on a Christmas Tree drawing. Once again, our students were enamoured with the children - and we could already feel the Christmas atmosphere in the air. What a shame this was the last visit in a kindergarten this year!
Saturday – Sunday, December 9th – 10th. On this cold weekend we spent a great time on our trip to Wrocław. We visited the magical Christmas Market in the Old Town and the museum of water called Hydropolis. We also took the lift to the 49th floor of the tallest building in Poland – the Sky Tower. The city view from the top was incredible! Despite the frosty weather, the Wrocław zoo turned out to be another popular point on the trip’s schedule. But it was the search for dwarves hidden all around the city that was the absolute highlight of the stay. Both days in Wrocław were so much fun we can easily say even Polish winter is not that bad anymore when you spend it in such a beautiful place!