The exchange in Poland
It started from the 29th of November till the 5th of December. It was winter time. snowed almost all the time. Although we came here to perform our tasks on the project. Our first meeting with the partners was at the hotel in Krakow. Before the exchange the Polish organized a visit in the Museum of photography.
It was an interesting idea since they were responsible for revealing the diversity in a snap-shot. We saw very interesting history in the development of photography through time. Different technologies, strange approaches, diverse devices. There were shown many prototypes of the nowadays photos. and techniques. Even some very strange ways of making portraits of people. The guide explained in a very interesting way the facts about photogaphy. And there she organized a workshop for the participants in the exchange. They had to make a collage about the diversity in their lives by using pictures from old magazines. The students created interesting pictures on various topics. They saw people in various ways showing how different people are due to their appearance, clothes, fashion etc.Then we had an interesting tour around the old town of Krakow. We were very impressed by the culture and beauty of the town.
On the next day we visited the school. We had a short visit around and saw clean and well ordered secondary school.All the partners had prepared presentations and videos about their countries, towns and schools. The Bulgarian group presented PPpresentations due to the method Pecha Kucha. And then the workshops: the first task was about the fears and expectations of the participants. Then we worked on the Learning tree: the students decided that for now they are at the lowest point of the tree, because they had to understand a lot about diversity and inclusion. We, the teachers, helped them to be aware of the diversity terms and to start preparing the Picture dictionary.
The next day was about going around Bilgoraj and then travelling to an old small town on the Vistula river called Kazimieshc Dolny. Students listened to interesting stories of this town with a picturesque view to the river from a hill where an ancient fortress existed. The students made a lot of pictures and showed them in the afternoon. They also focused on the topic of diversity.
The other day was for a lesson on diversity. The students had to create a story based on 10 pictures with different scenario. For example- a fairy tail, a fiction, a love story etc. The students were very creative, this lesson was an interesting one for both students and teachers. In the evening the Polish prepared a wonderful cultural evening showing the gentleness of the Polish music, dances and songs.Meanwhile due to the presentations there had been prepared by the students of the different countries quizzes about the countries-participants. To be continued…