Thursday, March 28, 2019

Visit Finnish Ambassadors (19th – 23rd March 2019)

Oh, my…!! I don’t know how to start… We’ve enjoyed such a wonderful week. So many things to tell you that I don’t…
Well, I’ll start from the beginning.
The arrival: Monday 10.30 pm, we’re all waiting, expecting the arrival of the bus bringing our friends here. Every sound, every car…and Yes‼ finally they’re here. Minutes full of nerves and expectation. Even though we’ve texted with our friends, this will be the first time we meet and we hope everything goes smooth. And so did it.
The next days are filled with activities so we all can enjoy and take the most of the few days our friends are going to be here:
On Tuesday we took them around the school premises to show them where we study, we also went to see the amazing scientific experiments that the 4th graders had prepared (so astonishing) and finally we could enjoy the award ceremony for the short films shot by 4th graders. Such a complete day and that was just the morning. There was a great surprise: we were taken to practice paddle surf; it was soooooo fun‼
On Wednesday we got to know our town a bit better: guided tour in Jardín de la isla, learning the myths behind the fountains, and then visit to Palacio Real. We remained all speechless, such beauties there inside. During the afternoon we had to work a bit planning the future of our club: if we don’t do it, who is going to do it for us? Do you want to know what we decided? Then you have to keep updated here, in our blog!
Thursday was the moment to visit Madrid. We, the Spanish kids, already knew the city a bit, but it was the first time for our Finnish friends and, gosh! How they enjoyed it! Lots of walking downtown and lots of beautiful things to see.

Friday came so quickly and it was turn to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Spain: Toledo. We took a tour with two super-nice guides from Cuéntame Toledo . Did you know that Toledo is called “the city of the three cultures”? We didn’t, but know we do: Jews, Muslims and Christians lived there together: could we do it again in the future? Back in Aranjuez we enjoyed great moments sharing a snack with all the members of the clubs and our families: it was a super-special moment. We also recorded some footage to prepare something. What? Stay tuned to know!
And as fast as you’ve read these lines, Saturday came and so the moment to say good bye. Good bye? No! Just “see you soon”. In some months it will be us visiting our friends and knowing a bit more about their country. In the meantime, lots of activities await for us.