Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Day 4, 3rd May
We are at school all together, students and teachers, to take part in a workshop on reducing anxiety with a university teacher Mireia Cabero. At first each students and teacher has to say a word which associates with anxiety to them. Then the teachers and students are divided into mixed teams to work with plasticine and create various figures which represent their feeling of anxiety. We describe them to other members of the team, communicate a lot and try to be creative and original, share our ideas, thus practicing to speak English. We realize that it is very important to be able to describe our feelings and share them with others as well as listen to each other. After that we are asked to work out the ways to reduce anxiety applying our creativity and imagination as several teams work on making collages, while others work as sculptors or have to reach an agreement playing a special card game. All of us enjoy the workshop which is really useful experience. In our opinion, the idea of getting students and teachers together is very good because there is a chance for them to communicate as equal partners thus making equal contribution into the final result. This experience should definitely be disseminated among the students and teachers of our school. After the workshop we feel very enthusiastic to cope with all kinds of anxiety (at least today). Now it is time to travel to Barcelona to explore Gaudi’s route and the Old Quarter of the city and just to communicate with other teachers from the project and share our ideas.

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