On one rainy Sunday morning four of us, brave and tall estonian girls excited about their trip to the south, met in Tartu coach station to start a day full of travelling. After many hours by buses, a plane and a train we arrived to Poronin, a small town in Poland that became our home for the upcoming week.
The project held there was called „Erasmusic+“ so as expected by the title we did have a lot of activities connected with music. Every country-Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Estonia- had to prepare a presentation about their national music in different decades starting from the 60’s and finishing in the present. To our surprise there were also some songs that were surprisingly famous in other countries. For example there was a Romanian participant who could sing „Kuula“ (by Ott Lepland) by heart and a Greek girl who loved „Rändajad“ and its performer Sandra Nurmsalu.
In addition to presentations about music we also had a lot of fun during every other activity. For example we had a hike to Morksie Oko in Tatra mountains where we saw an elk only two meters away, a relaxing evening in the thermal pools, a city game that included tasks like „find a happy horse“ and then lots and lots of competitions in billiards, table football and table tennis.
Every day finished with an intercultural evening. It was a great chance to test our knowledge in quizes, learn the fact that there is still much to learn about every country on Earth, to taste different national foods and drinks and to get to know some new interesting songs and dances.
Time flew and before we even realized it the week was over. How else but writing our own song would finish Erasmusic+ perfectly! Listen to it here!
Summary was made by Liis Randmäe
Pictures made by Genelyn All
In November 2016 we took part in a youth exchange project between 5th and 14th called "Livin' The Green Life", during which we spent an unforgettable week in Polish Tatra mountains in Poronin. We stayed in a really good hotel and ate typical polish food in a restaurant nearby. There were people from four different European countries. Together everyday we participated in exciting workshops which focused on ecology and its influence on our everyday life. One of the main topics of the project was the balance at the human-nature level and using natural resources without excessively infringing our nature. During a week we had a lot of games, focused mostly on ecology, we had an opportunity to present Estonia and see presentations of other countries as well. But most important is that we made a lot of new friends and had a chance to see Poland, which was really amazing.
Summary was made by Irina Vihhoreva
Here are summaries of projects in 2016 with Seiklejate Vennnaskond's partnership