Τετάρτη, 12 Απριλίου 2017

LATVIA CONFERENCE The last one, but the best one…


In March our ERASMUS program had its final meeting in Riga, Latvia, where we all spent a wonderful week, full of interesting activities and great fun.

Firstly, as we arrived at the airport, everybody was there in order to welcome us to their country - full of joy that we were finally there!









The next morning we went to “Jurmala”, a seaside area which is the perfect location for summer vacation in Latvia. The environment had plenty of trees and the beach was sandfull. This combination created such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.














Afterwards, coming back to school we had some ice-breaking activities and we went all around the classrooms.







The next day, we worked on the project about “Europe in the News” and we made group presentations about Politics, Sports, Art and Education.





On Wednesday, we worked on Outstanding Women and created presentations of important female personalities from all aspects of life. Later, we had a workshop in “Laci”, a traditional Latvian bakery. Finally, we stopped at Riga Plaza and we had free time for shopping.


The following day, we had a meeting and a workshop at LNB (Latvia’s National Library) and we visited Riga’s Mayer. In the afternoon we had a brose at the Old Town, where we also saw The Monument of Freedom, the Palace of Blackheads and the Opera.





On Friday, we had a trip to Sigulda and workshops in “Turaida”. The whole experience was extraordinary because the view was unique and for a while we went back in time and we became people of 12th century. Finally, we visited the cave “Gutmanala”.




The last day, we had our last excursion at “Rundale Castle”, that was enormous and very impressive. In the evening we participated in the farewell party at school. On Sunday we said “Goodbye and See you again”.

To sum up, it’s worth-saying  that during  this amazing week we  had so much fun, because everyday our hosts treated us perfectly, as we had more team experiences like going to the cinema, to the Jump Space and to the Ice-skating center. Another worth-mentioned thing is that the cuisine was totally different from ours, but still tasty. The culture was quite different, too, because Northern people seem to be more organized, motivated and cautious. All in all, these seven days surely create a week of our life we will never forget!

by Anthoula Petaloti-Dagre and Maria Tsigara, Greece
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