Visit to Slovakia - 17th - 22nd March 2013
Students and staff from Ysgol Glan-y-Môr have returned from an international visit to Slovakia. The visit was part of the school’s European project with partner schools from France, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the Slovak Republic. The project, called “Lost in translation?’ aims at exchanging information and learning about life and culture among all countries. The project, funded by the European Commission, gives students and staff the great opportunity to visit one another. From 17th to 22nd March 2013, four Year 10 pupils - Rebecca Aston, Lily Johnstone, Emma Phillips and Daniel Hurley along with Mr Steve Bates and Ms Angélique Perrault, teachers at the school, visited their partner school in Vranov nad Topl’ou in Slovakia where they met with all the other partners, discovered and experienced the Slovakian culture. The next visit will take place in October 2013 in the Czech Republic.
Quotes from pupils:
Rebecca Aston: ‘I had an amazing experience in Slovakia. The people and the place were lovely. I would love to go back!’
Lily Johnstone: ‘Slovakia is a very cold country! We met some amazing people and saw some lovely things. Take me back there now! Thanks Miss for this opportunity.’
Emma Phillips: ‘It has been the best experience of my life. I have enjoyed experiencing a new culture and way of life. The people that I met were amazing and I was sad to say goodbye to them all and the beautiful country.’
Daniel Hurley: ‘Thinking about the trip makes me sad as I enjoyed it so much and miss it so much. I learnt lots of new words in Slovakian and I tried lots of new foods. I would definitely go back again!
Ms Angélique Perrault, Project coordinator.“Yet again, it has been a very successful visit. Glan-y-Môr students have made our school and our country proud. They took their role as Welsh ambassadors to represent Glan-y-Môr and Wales on the European stage very seriously. They embraced every opportunity to learn about all the cultures present at the meeting when working on culinary and national hero projects. They all stayed with Slovakian host families and attended lessons at our Slovakian partner school; an unusual way to spend time abroad! The partnership has helped our youngsters to learn first-hand from the experiences the partnership provides."