The Ukraine stay was a great surprise for all people involved. Weather in Uzghorod was perfect. Sakuras in bloom painted the streets into pink.
Our partnership school (Primary school #5) prepared very eventful programme with lots of activities for children, a guided tour in Uzghorod and its Botanical Garden. We saw Uzghorod Open-air Folk Museum, travelled quite a lot around Uzghorod (using the travel guide made by children before). We also joined the lessons at school. What our children liked the best was the „Europarty“. It was an evening party with many dance and singing performances. This party ended up with a spectacular show with a Senegalese dancer and international music.
Our children also grew fond of ice-cream, chocolate from a local chocolate factory and home-made lollipops. The only negative experience was a long waiting on the borders. Most of the children had never been checked on the borders before, that is why they were bothered by that.
On Friday the children tasted some local specialities and after they said goodbye to their new friends and with tears they set out on their journey back home.
All of us will process every single moment of our jorney for a long time. While we will be working on our last project task (comparing our partnership towns photographies now and 100 years ago) we will have a chance to remember everything great that happened to us in Ukraine.
This is the end of our project, but we hope to continue our collective work and we also hope not to see each other for the last time.
It was really a great project and we miss it.
Mgr. Petra Horčičková