Many thanks to Magda Piekarska!!!! Thanks to her and her school we had the chance to know Poland and appreciate their Unesco prides. It has been such an beautiful and intense mobility. Our experience included both the sorrowful memories of World War II at the Exploseum of Bydgoszcz as well as the important scientific discoveries in Torun. A very pleasant surprise was the laboratory of gingerbread where we got particularly involved. Even more enjoyable was the final gala night. Touching were the goodbyes. The students and the teachers of the school IPSSAR Paolo Borsellino will always carry in their hearts these moments. See you all in Eger!
Mobility in Poland: I think it was a fantastic experience. We have seen many museums, but what particularly struck me was the Copernico’s house. Niccolò Copernico was a Polish astronomer, mathematician and presbyter; graduated in canon law at the University of Ferrara in 1503.
He is famous for defending the heliocentric model against the geocentrism so far supported in the Christian world. We visited this building where he lived; it is very large, with 4 floors with many rooms (because it was very rich), where inside we could admire various works and scientific instruments that he used to look at the space or that he used for his research.
It was also very nice to meet guys from many different countries in such a short time. I hope to meet them again
I am very shy girl and I supposed to have problem to spend so many time with foreign young people. I was wrong, because I have understand that to known new guys is important. Thanks to this experience I did also a dip in the past by visiting many things, for example the Malbork Castle. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress. It is the largest Castel in the world built in brick, since 1997 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thanks to the auto guide service, I traveled and visited the different rooms of the castle, perfectly rebuilt after the bombings of the Second World War. It seemed to me to relive in the medieval period between horses and riders.
I will never forget this Erasmus experience and I hope to repeat it soon. Perhaps if I improve my grades at school, this possibility will be given to me again….
I had a good time with everyone, even though the first day I felt a little homesick. The next morning, however, everything was already over because Hubert’s family, very attentive, perhaps understood and pampered me with particular attention.
Thanks to the Erasmus project I had the opportunity to visit the famous city of Gdansk, where the Solidarnosc center is located, a museum dedicated to the history of the most famous Polish union and civil resistance movement. This visit allowed me to become aware of what the Polish workers were forced to undergo. In fact, I saw the original document where the 21 workers’ requests were written. This was very exciting because it made me touch a sad reality, as well as having observed it closely with the original workers’ helmets and lockers.
The first request was the right to create independent unions.
The union leader who led the movement was Lech Walesa.
I think he was a great hero!!!!
Thanks to the Erasmus + project I had the opportunity to participate in a mobility in Poland. Here we were hosted by a school which organized many interesting visits including one to Malbork Castle. It is the largest and oldest castle in the world built in bricks, and part of the UNESCO heritage. It was built in 1270 by the Knights Flag of the Grand Master of the Order Teutonic, which is an ancient military monastic order that arose in the Holy Land in 1191 at the time of the third crusade by some Germans. The castle was finished building in September 1307. They explained to us that between the 16th and 15th centuries a part was added called the low castle in which there were other houses. In 1945 it was destroyed by the bombings of the Second World War. How strange ….. the Germans had built it and the Germans had ruined it… Fortunately, they managed to restore it with great care.
I bonded immediately with my host, the only problem was that she did not speak much English but thanks to the translator we spoke easily.
I hope this mobility wasn’t the last one for me!!!
I would like to pay particular praise to our Polish colleagues for their impeccable organization, for the choice of the proposed locations, for having identified refreshment facilities able to offer the best guarantees of quality, for the absence of “downtime”, and for having developed with particular attention every detail of design and organization.
Let’s not forget the fundamental opportunity of all the activities for us teachers and for our students to consolidate the preparation of the English language.
I have always wanted to participate in an Erasmus mobility. I participated in the one in Poland. Among the many opportunities that this experience has given me, I could visit the gingerbread museum in Torun. It is a particular dough obtained by mixing a series of spices, flour and honey. It is particularly known all over the world because it is used during the Christmas period also as decorations for trees. I really liked this museum because it is connected to my future profession. This will enrich the quality of my work.
One day I will be able to offer this international product in my future laboratory.