DAY 6: 27th May 2019
In the morning, we attended a heartfelt closing event where we said our last goodbyes and exchanged parting gifts, which has become a nice tradition among our group. Saying goodbye is always tough, but we take comfort in the fact that we will always have our memories to remind us of the good times with our friends. And to make everything even easier –- we will always have movies that we made in the course of our common project meetings. Take a look at them in our »Video« section and see for yourself why this project was so special.
DAY 5: 26th May 2019
The second day of our stay in Cuxhaven began with a hearty breakfast, which was followed by one last stroll along the coast. We visited a local grocery store where we were able to shop for small souvenirs. We spent the whole Sunday afternoon in the company of our peers at our host parents. The day of our departure was approaching and we wanted to make every last minute count…
DAY 4: 25th May 2019
We took the bus to Cuxhaven, which lies just off the North Sea. In the past days, we were spoiled by sunny weather, so we had a hard time getting used to the windy, cold and rainy northern climate. We put on all the clothes we brought with us, borrowed rubber boots, or as the Germans call them, “”Gumistiefle”,” and stepped boldly into the sea. We were immediately captivated by the fascinating phenomenon caused by the moon in these parts: the tide of the bay in the morning simply disappears due to the tide, leaving behind a swampy area where many interesting animals find found their homes: from the smallest, single-celled living creatures, to the most diverse species of molluscs and colorful birds who prey upon on them. After lunch, we embarked on a unique adventure that you cannot experience anywhere else: on a horse-drawn carriage, we set off on our way across the “vanished” North Sea and truly enjoyed the view. When we went for a walk along the coast in the evening, we were surprised to find that the sea had “returned”. The evening ended with a spontaneous exploration of the beach, a scoop of ice cream and an assortment of games at the children’s playgrounds, where we spent the very last ounces of our energy.
DAY 3: 24th May 2019
Early in the morning, synchronous clapping and tapping of the pots echoed in the school hall. What followed were classes of dancing, ball games and drawing of one-eyed monsters. In the afternoon, we set off to explore Scheeßel. We visited a beautiful church in the center of the village and enjoyed the mighty sound of church organs. Our trip across the city ended at the Meyerhof, a museum where local craftsmen were happy to share with us a couple of tricks from their playbook with us. We also learned a lot about the distant and more recent history of the area. We learned how the yarn was made and how prints were used to produce beautiful patterns on various fabrics. We tried crafting as well and made our own sample bags. Tomorrow we will make our way to the North Sea and we can hardly wait to soak our feet in it… Brrr!
DAY 2: 23rd May 2019
Well- rested and full of energy we headed to the school, where we attended various workshops prepared for us by the German teachers. We were pleased to test the outdoor playground, which offers plenty of space for relaxing and socializing during breaks. We learned how to sing an Italian song in music class, and we also learned to accompany our voices with xylophones and metallophones. We loved the yoga class, where we stretched our bodies and expanded our minds.
In the afternoon, we went for a visit to the water park, where we spent two carefree hours jumping into the water and riding slides. We worked up quite an appetite and were really happy when we returned to the schoolyard, where our peers’ parents were waiting for us with a delicious meal.
DAY 1: 22nd May 2019
Pupils from Slovenia and Germany met for the last time in Scheeßel, Germany, where our Europe films Europe team was joined by a group of Polish pupils who are also participating in the Erasmus+ project. The Slovenes’ journey to the remote town in the north of Germany began at the Vienna airport, from where they flew to Hamburg, the second largest German city. After a quiet and relaxing flight, we had some time to explore the city, which is known as one of the most important European ports. We witnessed first-hand many of the city’s most important buildings, including the picturesque Elbphilharmonie and the remains of the St. Nicholas’ Church. We even visited the Chocoversum, one of the world’s most famous chocolate museums. You can tell by from the photos that the tour of this museum was really sweet!
Upon arrival in Scheeßssel, the Slovenes were very happy to meet with their German friends once again. We had a brief introductory meeting, which was ideal for saying hello to our Polish peers and taking our first group photo! We ended our first day’s activities on a cheerful note and headed for a well-deserved rest. As the day ended, we were already looking forward to the events up ahead!