Europe Goes to School
Finally, the day had come to tell the children of Achill some interesting
facts about Germany and Sweden. In the morning, we went through the programme
which we had planned earlier this week. At eleven o’clock we headed
for the school of Dooagh, where we met the principal Irene who was really
helpful and together we decided to split the children up into three smaller
groups instead of what we first planned; one big group. So after a slight
change of plans in the presentation programme the first group of children
in the ages 11-12 years old arrived. The next group was the children from
6-7 and the last group was in the age between 8 and 10.
This morning like all the other mornings, everyone in the group worked
with the tasks they have been assigned. It is always interesting to read
what all the other groups are doing in their workshops, looking and choosing
some of the pictures taken and combining text and pictures. If one would
come and see when we are working, they would be met by people who is working
At first when I thought of this workshop I did not think that it would be so much work with the travelogue, but there are many small things that have to be organized and planned ahead. We have to check if any of the workshops are doing something special and interesting that they can write about. First it was a bit difficult to combine all the different opinions and thoughts about how the work should be done, but at this moment everyone in the group knows what has to be done and who has to do it. So the communication among us students has proved to work.
I think that this travelogue is going to be an interesting final result of the week we have spent here together on Achill.
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