Time went by so quickly…
Saturday 28th was the last day of our meeting in Germany. So it was time to say goodbye to our exchange partners. In the evening, we met a last time at Maria-Ward School to celebrate a farewell party with all the people participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
At first the teachers of the different nations gave some speeches praising the organisation and the activities of the week and then the party could finally start…
One had several options of how to spend this evening:
Of course, there was a great variety of food and drinks. The German students had prepared several kinds of finger food. You could choose from salads, cakes, nut corners and much more.
Another room was decorated as a disco-room. Here you could dance to popular music.
After getting tired of dancing it was time to create some souvenirs of the week in Germany:
Every student had the possibility to decorate her or his own gingerbread heart with food colouring. Some great works of art were created.
Furthermore, you could dress up with fancy accessories and take some Polaroid pictures of yourself and your exchange partner or other new friends - a great success! We had a lot of fun while taking these pictures.
On a huge poster with the Erasmus logo “Food for thought” in the middle and the four different flags on it the students could write down their names and their impressions of the week.
To liven up the party we also played some funny party games such as “musical chairs”. These games provided loads of laughs!
A few minutes before midnight all students gathered in the dancing room. On Sunday Anna-Lena, one of the German students, turned 18. We counted down the last seconds to midnight and raised our glasses. Everybody wished her a “Happy Birthday”. It got very emotional when the different student groups sang national birthday songs in their native languages.
But finally, it was time for us to clean up and go home, because most of the foreign students had to leave very early the next morning. We hugged a last time - it was very hard to say goodbye after a week we all had enjoyed so much…
Text: Alina D., Q11