We started as usual, with exercises to awaken our energy, like «gunslinger,» name games, and team-building activities. Then, we reflected at the Museum of Ideas on what we personally consider art, heritage, culture, and tradition, in groups of five people. It was somewhat like a «world café» to share opinions 🙌🏻
We delved into our emotions through three masks that we were going to design: how we express our emotions with others, with family/close friends, and with ourselves.
The participants organized two workshops:
Spain: they portrayed the history of Spain from prehistory through a dynamic activity of painting on the wall, designing an arch, placing artworks on the map, etc. Then, the Polish workshop presented games with candle wax figurines, dreaming/naming in a heart, a row of our shoes, and the shoe that arrives first through a human chain wins, along with typical and participatory Polish dances.
After dinner, free time ( swimming pool, Rubik’s cube, evening conversations, etc.)
After each activity, framed within non-formal and informal education, Brisa Intercultural always provides us with time to reflect in a large group circle on what we have learned, to share our feelings and moods. How exciting and beautiful!
We started the amazing BRISA-day 3 with morning visit to the museum of Roman village. It was fascinsting and well-preserved. We enjoyed the exploring the ruins a lot. It created lasting memories for us all as we were imagining the life back then. We got the opportunity to create our mosaic masterpiece after. It was huge fun!!
After delicous lunch and deserved free time, we continued with czech workshop, when we experienced funny energizers. After that, we got the possibility to let out our inner creative soul by painting the canvas with traditional czech folklor patterns.
Following by the greek workshop, we acknowledged ourselves about the greek alphabet and preparation of typical tzatziki. Moreover, we competed in a relay race, so we tasted the greek “olympic games” side.
At the end of the day, we relaxed by participating on maltese and polish intercultural night. We got to know more about the cultures of those countries and tasted the sweet treats coming from them.
We enjoyed this day a lot!
On the fifth day of the project, a tour in the city of Segovia was waiting for us. After an early breakfast and a dynamic energizer to release all our vitality, we got into the bus: road to Segovia.
We went for a walk because the bus left us out of the city and during the walk they explained some things about the castle, we also talked about Christopher Columbus and we took photographs, at the end of the path, there was a sanctuary, with a park. We went to visit this sanctuary, after which we walked to reach the center of the city and on the way we saw several churches. When we arrived at the center we talked about the Segovia aqueduct, they explained the story is some myths and we witnessed a folkloric exhibition. After we went to see the cathedral and they explained to us that over time it has changed and that one of the towers in the past was one of the tallest in Europe but it also underwent changes in style because initially it was not Gothic. In that square there was another church, the church of San Miguel that we visited, after this we had some free time where we could tour the city independently.
We had around 5 hours to visit the city on our own. As we divided into groups each of us saw different things in Segovia. Some of us went immediately to eat something from Spanish cousine. People from polish team wanted to try churros but unfortunately they found out that after 12 when we tried to buy them, they’re not served anymore. At least not in the summer time. This short conversation at the shop was another great chance to practice our spanish. For some the souvenir shop was an important stop, so we could have something which will remember us about this amazing project. At 18:30 we met at the meeting point and took our bus to Tolocirio. On our way back we could again admire views from the bus’s window, like mountains.
Spanish team started the intercultural night with fun game with informations about their country and than we did tradicional dances. Next group was Czech republic with video about their country and than also dances. Everyone tried traditional drinks and food from both countries And in the end we listened And danced on typical czech and spanish music.