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MASTER newsletter Οctober 2018
The GREEK mobility. (Crete 29/9-5/10/2018),
through the eyes of the Greek host pupils.
Gymnasium of Chania had the chance to host 19 pupils from Denmark,
Finland, Sweden and Spain together with their 9 teachers in the framework of the
Erasmus Master project.
The mobility activities aimed at creating a fruitful experience among all participating
pupils through a series of common ACTIVITIES in the following areas: Sport and
Dance (day 1), Nature (day 2), Culture (day 3) and Gastronomy (day 4). Each
activity represented a challenge and an invitation for the pupils to think how they
act when they meet a challenge, but also have fun together with their fellow pupils
from other countries.
The programme had the following structure:
day included a series of ice breaking team activities. National teams
presented their home countries, town, school and family and then international
mixed teams were built. The first challenge was to play an interactive knowledge
game using the kahoot app. Then each team competed in sport games that took
place in the school gym and finally the day ended with Greek dances.
day was an excursion day. Pupils were taken to the ancient theatre of the
ancient town Aptera, where they had a short artistic presentation of their countries.
Afterwards pupils had a 3hour hiking through Imbros gorge, where they
experienced the beauty of Cretan nature. The day ended with a swim at
day was also an outdoor activity day in the old town of Chania. Teams
explored the town by playing an interactive game using their mobile
phones.(hidden treasure). For each point of cultural interest that each team
discovered, they gained a letter. When the game was over, teams were gathered in
Chania Sailing club, where they had to form words in their own language with the
In the sailing
club of Chania
its food creation:
Danish pizza rolls.
given letters. The day ended with a reflection activity on practical optimism and a
common drawing on what optimism represents for each group.
In the last activity day, teams faced a challenge in the field of cooking. They were
asked to co -create with their team a food or a drink that would be tasted in the
farewell barbeque party that took place in the same afternoon. A specific ingredient
and budget as well as time management indications were given to them. The
results were fantastic.
Greek pupils were thrilled to have met and hosted the project pupils and create new
friendships. The majority described the experience as “life-changing”, as it opened
a door for them to new friendships and cultures, despite their initial fears. They
enjoyed the fact of sharing their space and taking care of their guests, but also the
strengthening of the bonds with their own schoolmates that participated in their
project. Below pupils describe their experience in their own words…
“My experience was extraordinary. In the first day with my guest we were silent, but after Sunday we
started to talk, find things in common and have fun with the rest of the students. At school every day
was a new challenge for me. The group I was part of, was very cooperative and we all helped each
other when needed. The activities were fun, yet challenging, because we had to find a common way of
acting. The nights out were remarkable and unforgettable.”
“My experience those days were more than incredible. I made a lot of new friends and we had a lot of
fun together. The girl I hosted was one of the best people I have met, we did so many things together
and we became something like sisters. Even though in the beginning it was a little awkward, I knew
straight that this week would be one of the best of my life”.
“These days I had a fantastic time just like the time I had been hosted. Moreover, i discovered that I
like very much to be a host of a person from abroad. I would like to add that this programme is
creative and nice, but when we have to say good bye is the hardest part.”
“My hosting experience was exciting. I would like to do this again and again, if I had the chance. Also
all the activities that we did were interesting. The one I will never forget was the quite tiring hike in
“My experience as a host was incredible. First and foremost lets note that I was not comfortable. The
lack of good communication because of the language and the all day schedule were a bit stressing.
However, day by day it was getting easier. Like in my experience in Spain, you first do not want to go,
but then you do not want to leave. It is strange.”
As a host I had a far better time than I expected. We had to plan a programme together with the
other host pupils for the places we would take our guests. We were worried whether they would like
our food. We had to communicate in another language and spend every minute of the day together for
a week. Despite all these, I had a great time and I would like to do it again, because we created in a
short time a deep bond between us.”