MY EUROPEAN WEEK
What will I remember of this fabulous week?
Well, it all started with Spain. I was wearing a bright yellow t-shirt along with my brightest red cardigan. But unfortunately, hardly anyone noticed. As I only teach in the afternoon I didn't hear much of the Spanish music. Sad.
On Tuesday I could see that the German teachers were busy. As a matter of fact they had been busy for a few days as a group of German students were in Reims to visit the city and above meet all their penfriends ! This exchange has been working for at least twenty years I dare say ! If that is not a European friendship, tell me what is! There were unexpected poetic interventions in several classes and a game that went well, or so I heard. Surprisingly at the canteen, we had paella. But it's pleasant to be surprised, isn't it?
Thusday was the English Day! As to me it meant being there at 8:00. Actually 6 of my 1 L students had learnt a poem about Europe and they knocked at a dozen of classroom doors and performed in front of classes that had not been warned of their visit, which resulted in short but joyful moments of poetical pleasure on both sides.
Then at 9 o'clock I had a cup of tea in the "Foyer" where Jeanne and other pupils welcomed us with smiles and quizzes they had concocted. Unfortunately I could not attend all the concerts and activities planned later that day and on Friday, but even so I thoroughly enjoyed this European Week !
Although I had to work in another high school in Reims, I came back on purpose to taste our chef's English meal, and I must honestly congratulate all the staff in the kitchen: it was delicious and very English indeed.
Thanks a lot to Ms Sacksteder who was behind that brilliant project!
No doubt there will be lots of volunteers to take part in the European Week at Chagall next year.
Please feel free to send me (or leave in my pigeon hole in the staff room) a text telling us about YOUR European Week!
Answers are arriving !
It felt so good to be part of this school during the European week. I loved the atmosphere, the energy and it was a wonderful feeling to finally realize that we could bring people together.
Here is where I belong! I am so proud of you all, thank you. Keep up with the good work and see you next year!
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