Year 5 in Poland Day 1

20th May 2018
Six children from Year 5 (3 boys and 3 girls) are currently visiting a school in Bydgoscz, Poland as part of the Commenius project.  This is an EU project which aims "to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values".  Children from Spain and Italy will also be here this week.
 
The trip in a minibus from Weymouth to London Stansted airport went very well overnight and we arrived in plenty of time for the flight on Sunday morning.  The security checks at Stansted were exhaustive, catching out some of the adults (but none of the children). The flight was slightly late leaving Stansted due to mist but the children took the chance to get some sleep during the 2 hour 20 minute flight.  We were met at Bydgoscz airport by a teacher who Mrs Gardiner knew from a previous visit, who also helped us book into our hotel.
 
After lunch the children were unable to sleep so we went for a walk along the river Breda which runs just beside the hotel.  In the later afternoon we took a tram into town to go to mass, after which the children went to bed before an early start tomorrow morning.