The first day of the Cypriot Comenius experience involved students from each country (in the project) making a small presentation about their home area and something from that region. Our students delivered a small presentation about the Yorkshire Pudding and the sport Rugby – both of which seemed to be very well received!
Our students then attended a normal lesson along with students from their host families – I am told by our students this was an interesting experience as it differs somewhat to what they are used to at home.
The next part of the first day involved a little bit of spare time where our students could socialise and mix with the school’s local students. After a little while, Callum, Matthew, and myself decided to ‘gatecrash’ a PE lesson and get involved with a game of football. Both Callum and Matthew seemed to show some real skill (which is more than can be said about my goal keeping ability!) and enthusiasm in the game – everyone seemed to be impressed with their effort!
The last part of the day – as school finished at about 2pm for the students – involved the students watching how to make Souvlaki, which we then went onto eat for lunch. Having what was essentially a BBQ on a Monday afternoon while basking outside in 22c heat in February seemed to be an unusual experience for us British people!
Day 2 will see us visit Larnaca and various attractions in that area, so be sure to check back tomorrow to see our report!