1st day in Madrid (5th.Nov). Hosting, introductions, fun facts about Spain, interviews to our refugees, visiting the school, and “cajón flamenco” workshop… As lovely as crazy day!! Letˋs enjoy this Tuesday!!
Our 2nd day in Madrid.
On Tuesday we have played From Migrant to Citizen for the first time. A game that has helped us to put in refugees’ shoes. Enjoying, frustrating… Surprising!!! At the end we could share our feelings, and the Spanish students explained how they conceived the game. Thanks to the Spanish Europe Club for their huge effort.
In the afternoon, we attended the 2nd WORLD FORUM ON URBAN VIOLENCE AND EDUCATION FOR COEXISTENCE AND PEACE. And there we met the artist Siro López who share with us his exhibition Art and Human Rights, astonishing paintings that made us feel as people in poverty, solitude and vulnerability do. And we also took part in a radio program. Do you wan to hear it? Then, click here.
On Wednesday 7th all the project students joined early in the morning at the classroom to make a creative writing workshop dealing with the what-does-it-take-to-feel-at-home topic. They gathered in groups of four and worked on it. We all really engaged, you can see the results.
After that, all the students but the Spanish, headed to the refugee welcome centre to find out how the refugee hosting works in Spain. Workers responsible of the centre ruled an activity to help us to understand how those persons feel and struggle to completely get their rights in Spain.
In the evening, we all met back in the School Colegio Sagrada Familia de Urgell – Madrid. Cajoneada event had arrived!! Music everywhere, and music performed by all the attendees!!! We discovered many hidden talents, and, above all, the collective talents in creating something nice when we all do our best!!
To close the day, we gathered again at the dining
room to enjoy a genuine and typical “chocolate con churros” also with the hosting families.
4th day (Thursday 8th.Nov).
Visiting the centre of Madrid.
On Thursday 8th.NOV we woke up really early again to go to the centre in Madrid, one of the most ancient areas in the city. There we met the personnel of @fpsantabarbara (Santa Barbara School, located at Plaza de la Paja). They had prepared a Gymkhana for us that was an enjoyable way to get more familiar to the stories and streets in Madrid. And, again, an opportunity to share the morning with the other countries’ students.
After that we took a walk through the centre of Madrid sites, corners and arches. And, of course… enjoyed a ‘bocadillo de calamares’!
The teachers team self called The-Best-Team-Ever (with some important absence here) at Plaza Mayor-Madrid.
5th… and last day
And, out of the blue, we reached the end of this amazing week. And we lived it in a very special city: Toledo. The place where Judaism, Christianism and Islam coexisted for centuries, giving rise to a new culture made up of elements of those three traditions. We went to different religious places of the three cultures, we walked along its streets, and we had our farewell lunch at the Carmelitas’ Convent (picture above), in a lovely inner courtyard.