Three students from fifth year, Steven Kearney, Luke Franklin, Toni Halpin were chosen to represent St. Aidan's in Pisek, Czech Republic for a school trip on the Erasmus+ project - 'Europe, A Heritage Made of Stories'. They were accompanied by Ms. Flynn and Ms. McVicker.
We were joined on the mobility by the librarian, teacher and three students from Killinarden Community School.
The students lived with a host family, and went to the Czeck school, Obchodni Acadamy, where they were able to interact with other students from Spain, Italy and Ireland.
It was a learning experience as the students were given an insight into each culture. Presentations of the respective schools were showcased. The students also worked hard to guess the name of a play, the author and date of the first performance; with the only clue being a scene performed by the Czech students in English! The play to everyones delight was 'Pygmalion' by George Bernard Shaw.
This was followed with the students assembling the Eurostories Mobile Library, voting for the winning project logo and analysing the results of the reading survey using canva.com.
The remaining days of the mobility were cultural days with visits to Prague and the UNESCO World Heritage Town - Cesky Krumlov. It was exciting and on the final night, European night was celebrated with a pizza party and a trip to the movies. The students also had favourite moments from living with the family; forever friends and one student reported that it was the ‘best week of his life’
The entire week was an enlightening and fun experience.
Steven, Luke and Toni – St. Declan’s