This week the second European experience of the El Peralejo College took place. This time the destination has been the school of our Austrian partner.
Our group has been made up this time of six students from 5th grade: Adriana, Miriam, Gabriela, Elena, Jorge and Julian. They have been accompanied by two teachers, Blanca and Nieves.On Sunday, January 26 at 5 a.m. our journey began. Nerves were noticeable in the taxi on the way to the airport, where no one stopped talking.loOnce we landed in Munich (Germany) we had to take three trains to get to Karres (Austria). Although the trip was long and tired, we were all able to complete the tour as planned, and we happily arrived at the Gasthoh Traube hotel.The afternoon we spent a tour of this beautiful town and lookfor the school we had to go to the next morning.On Monday, when we arrived at the school, the students and teachers gave us a nice welcome with a small concert of wind instruments and a song where they greeted us in all languages: Spanish, Estonian, Dutch, Maltese, English and German.The mayor also offered us a few words of welcome and gave us some gifts.The first thing that surprised us from the school is that it is a very small rural center, with twenty-one students and four teachers. After the presentations, we go out to discover the playground. A playground with beautiful views that is behind the school.We ate sausages in a hall of the Town Hall (which is next to the school) cooked by the Mayor and prepared to make our first visit around, specifically we went to the ski resort of Hochimst to us with the sleigh.It started like this a week where we have done endless activities and all wonderful!!Tuesday: We dedicate Tuesday morning to know how the children of that school work and to start our work on Austria in groups. On the way out of school we went in pairs with the host families with which we had a wonderful afternoon knowing their houses and their customs.Wednesday: We spent the day on a tour all together. A bus picked us up at the school gate and we went to the Swarovski Museum and Bergisel (skijump) in Innsbruck. It was a wonderful day of coexistence where in addition, the snow accompanied us.Thursday: We begin the morning with the visit of an Austrian Association that helps the refugees of the wars. They told us the story “The Magic Pencil of Malala” and we reflected on the harshness of having to flee your country because of armed conflict.In the afternoon, we returned to the HochImst station for group skiing according to our level.Friday: after the exhibitions of the works carried out on Austria, the harsh farewell began… and we started our journey back to Munich.Munich welcomed us with a great time and allowed us to take a very pleasant evening walk.On Saturday morning we dedicate it to take a tour of the city to know its history at the hands of a Spaniard who has lived there for six years.At night we come to Spain knowing that this experience that has taught us many things and that we will not forget it easily.Thank you so much to all our partners of this Project for collaborating on this fantastic week and especially Peter, for being so hospitable to us!!