The first week of work is made and.. what are the new volunteers EVS thinking about it?
All was new, they had to organized games, workshops and cultural presentations, not a simple task!!
Some of them found very difficult to break the langauge barrier but it was clear since the beginning that wasn’t the main important thing! They worked a lot to be prepared and organized for each task!
We asked each of them to say somethink about these first days.. that’re the answers!
Do you even know how refreshing a cold shower on a hot day can be? Or a coffee in the morning when you can’t wake your brain up. Or a new battery in your player or remote control. This exact felling I had after one week of workshops and activities in Lasocice. Working with children of all ages is a total unique experience. But one word is to be used: energy. To see them all running, creating screaming, smiling, being loud, noisy always ready for new games and challenges makes you think twice about the perspective of the 9 to 5 ob in an office and really makes you seriously think about quitting build a ship take all the kids and become a pirate. Just to keep your inner child always alive because that’s probably one of the little real things we have. I am grateful for the kids of reminding me this. And for teaching me new things. Let’s all repeat: żółwik, beczka, paluszek, piąteczka.
This week remember me that when I was a child I wanted to be a teacher because I like to explain to the kids,to play with them .I really love the kids. But the question is:why i don’t to be a teacher now? The reason is represented by the very,very small salary that the teacher received. With this salary you can not survive.I am doing Cybernetics,but I don’t like. Maybe when I will work I will do a kindergarden.
Firstly, during this week in Lasosice I connected quickly with the kids, but in my case, as some mates, was so short the time that we spent in the workshops. Only two days, and the last one the most of us went to the bike’s excursion for have a swim in the lake, it was wonderful. I really appreciate how the polish volunteers supported to us even participating in all the activities, energizers and whatever.
In summary, the kids were so grateful and polite. I think they had not any high expectation in the way they just wanted to have fun. I felt like at home, because it was not a language barrier.
This third week of camp in Lasocice was very good! We learned more ways to work with the kids, we did many games, and improved in the explanation of them, we did country presentations trying to be more creative, and catching kids attention, and we had a lot of fun with them. They also taught us some polish words, and we taught them, also, some words of our language. We learned that the language can be a barrier, but we also learned that sometimes we do not really need to be always talking, we can explain and demonstrate with body language. In the end, all the kids liked the camp, and they had a lot of fun in that week.
YES: It was a week full of emotions… I felt a little bit nervous on Sunday before starting but after the first day, I
was happy about my work with kids!
YES: The organisation of treasure hunt was very important and it was great… I was proud about all the evs
YES: On Friday, during the bonfire we spent time with kids and we had a positive feedback about our work
with them during all the week. They were sad about the end of the camp and said thank you to us for our work.
( A lot of pictures and hugs for us!!)
NO: The “problem” for me was the communication with kidsbecause I don’t speak Polish and they don’t speak
English. For this reason, sometimes, communication was difficult for me, maybe because I used to communicate
with oral language but, in conclusion, the time during thisweek with them was running out!!
My opinion for these moments passed in Lasocice’s place are very very good, the children were nice, attentives and obeying.
It wasn’t so complicate to passed a good moment with these kids and if I will can have always these children, I will be very glad 🙂
The default it’s the reports, I have’nt the time :
for exemple I was missing the « BEER TIME »
I was very stressed about the first week. I think I was afraid to not succeed in explaining games or workshops to kids. But actually I managed to do it even if I am not very satisfied of myself. I want to make it better. Anyway the kids are lovely and very curious and always want to try
My first experience worked for kid was great cause I studied to spend my time with kids and played with them, in the moment than I played with them I became in a children and I liked a lot feel this feeling. Maybe this experience is important for me cause I will decide to become a trainer for one of person who npeed , but this experience I enjoy maybe in the future I will become in P.E. teacher
First week of summer camp in Train to Coolture was a great learning opportunity for me. Besides that I had GREAT FUN during the whole week, I felt wellcomed and the kids were lovely – they hugged us, they played vividly, they thought us basic polish words, we learned funny games from them.
This week gave me the opportunity to renew myself and my teaching methods and ideas. Even if I did teaching in Romania and I LOVE doing it, here in Polish context I felt like starting from scratch. Usually I express myself verbal then by gestures, everything flows. But in this context I set myself a limit that there is a „language barrier”. But during the week I figured out that developing non verbal communication is the way in order to enjoy the workshops and activities.
The bonfire was the most intense part of the week. Children, parents, volunteers and coordinators of the project were playing together. Also we danced together. To grow up in a social structure like this is one of the best things that Lasocice kids are provided. Love and unity is the way in order to develop a self-actualized personality.
Can’t wait for the new experiences from the next weeks.