Monday, 23 May 2011
The final details of Italy
We then had a 4 course lunch! Everyone was extremely full. After dinner we had a run-around, followed by more cake. Each country then spoke about how their schools have been embracing the Commenius project (the linking of the 5 schools). Each school spoke in English to explain different projects each school had taken part in. Like: potato growing recipies.
After our presentations we took part in traditional Italian sports, which involved: volleyball, penalty shoot out and an obstacle course. Once again we were overwhelmed by the effort the Italians had gone to- providing everyone with their personal medals to celebrate the union of our schools.
After a long and activity packed 2 days we said goodbye to the Italian children and believe it or not, ate yet more food! Another 4 course meal! We collected all our luggage and many gifts and waved our goodbyes to all the other children and made our way to catch the sleeper train- a new experience for all. Some expected a sort of 'Harry Potter' train... Infact what we all had was bunk beds (3 beds on top of one another)- perfect for our 9 hour journey to catch some sleep.
The train journey passed quickly and we arrived in Rome, ready for our flight home. Everyone was ready for a nice warm shower, more sleep and of course- a big hug from their parents! What a trip to remember!