On 18th November our students took part in the International mobility to Poland. We met our partners from Poland and Romania in Warsaw and we worked together for a week on the topic of globalisation.
Our students met their host families and started living together for a week. They will speak most of the time in English and will have to adapt to their habits.
The teachers met as well and joined to have dinner together.
We started working on globalisation:
- First of all, a survey among the Polish population. We went to the University of Warsaw and, in groups of four or five, conducted a survey on globalisation: economic changes, population’s satisfaction with the new economic system, behaviours, etc
- After that, the students carried out a treasure hunt in the city centre.Working together, they had to find historical elements of the city that tell a lot about its past and present life.
- We met together and talk about what we had learnt and our first impressions.
We met at school and travelled to Lodz, a Polish city well-known because of its urban murals painted by artist from all over the world. We went by bus and were able to stop to contemplate the most important ones. Later, we had lunch in a kind of urban art gallery where a workshop on graffiti was prepared. Working in groups our students expressed the meaning of University by painting.
We met at school where all students presented what they had been working on in their countries: how music has changed because of globalisation, gastronomy, what we know about the others, etc.
Later, we were divided into two groups. One of them went to FRONTEX, The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, an agency of the European Union headquartered in Warsaw. The students were explained which the purpose of the agency is and about problems related to migrations. The other group went to see a Photography exhibition with the aim of seeing how Poland has changed in the last 50 years.
We continued working in groups at school. Polish, Romanian and Spanish students shared their knowledge and talked about their research on globalisation. Later, we visited the neon museum, where we heard a very interesting explanation about the use of neon advertisements in the communist period. Then we did a very creative workshop: if global economy were communist today, what would the adversitements look like? We were said to create a sign for Facebook or Google.
After having lunch, we split into two groups again. The group who hadn’t visited FRONTEX the previous day, went for the talk there, while the other one went to the exhibition.
Later on, we met in the city centre and went to a Polish TV where a TV series about Casimiro the Geat was being recorded, therefore we had the opportunity of doing something really exciting and of getting to know a little bit about the history of this country.
Time for conclusions. We worked together and completed a survey about what we had learnt as well as evaluation questionnaires. We met up with the principal and teachers to say goodbye. Then, students went with their families to spend the rest of the evening together.