Polish students’ memories from the meeting in London

“The visit in the UK, as part of the Erasmus + project, makes me think that London is a beautiful city. I want to say that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The atmosphere is pouring out of the streets and red double-decker buses with the famous underground enhances the effect. London public transport and because of this we were able to go wherever we wanted. Moving to the activities connected with the project, I must say that the ones offered during the stay were really good. That’s why I learnt so much about renewable energy sources and British culture. I want to say thank you to Christopher Utulu and his family, who spent a lot of time with me and made me feel just at home during the visit. Without any doubts – he is the best host out of there. Erasmus + project is definitely something that everyone should take part in.”  Wojciech Pietrzak

“Personally, I think this project was great. I learned a lot about alternative energy and energy storage. But in my opinion, it is not the main purpose of the project. It gives a possibility to upgrade your English, meet new amazing people and meet other cultures. I stayed with a great family of the Robinsons. They were very kind to me, and they were trying to make my stay in London as memorable as possible (and it was). Although London is a beautiful city, it is not a place for everyone. A lot of people live there, most are in a hurry, which can be really overwhelming (as it was for me). In conclusion, the whole project was really great. It is a really amazing experience which I will probably never forget. Anyone who has a chance to join in an Erasmus+ project should definitely do it.” Jakub Dworakowski

“On 4–10 November we took part in a trip to the UK, organised as part of Erasmus + Project. During this trip we learned many interesting and practical things. Surely my ability to speak English has improved. Also, I have broken a language barrier, so I don’t feel so stressed out using this language. Moreover, my knowledge connected with the topic of the project – alternative sources of energy and energy storage – has improved. Due to participating in various kind of lectures we learned how batteries work more efficiently, what kinds of batteries there are, what problems with using batteries concern people today. Furthermore, we came to know how energy is generated in different countries of the European Union, what part is generated by alternative sources, what the problems of generating energy there are, etc. I think that the knowledge gathered during the project lets me understand better problems connected with generating, storing and using energy. During my visit to London could see famous landmarks of the city e.g. London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Also, I had an occasion to know problems of everyday life in London, connected with city transport, travelling on a crowded tube or delayed buses. Speaking of everyday life, during the trip we were guests of students who live there. That’s how I spent the whole week experiencing London’s lifestyle, living together with Lachlan, his family and Augusta – a student from Denmark. At this point I would like to thank the family for their hospitality, and I would also like to thank Lachlan and Augusta for the time spent together. I hope we are going to meet one day once more. Generally, I find the whole trip very positive. I greatly recommend taking part in such a project because it’s a great occasion to improve language skills, meet new people and learn lots of useful things.” Jakub Dorakowski

  

“A trip to London has brought me a lot of benefits. First of all, I got more open to people and without any problem I talked with them in English. England is a very beautiful country, which has got its own tradition, history and rules, and this must not be forgotten. The British have a lot of traditional dishes, but the most popular is ”Fish and chips”. I can honestly say that I really liked it. The English are very open-minded people, always willing to help. The family where I stayed treated me like a daughter and they were very willing to provide care and help. Döne came to England from Turkey as a little girl, together with her parents, of course. During this week I also got to know the taste of dishes from her country. I was able to talk to my new family about everything I was very surprised, but in a positive way. We must not forget about the activities we had. Many times, we worked in groups, which I think brought us closer to each other (all the participants of the exchange). I visited many interesting places and met amazing people. I learned a lot about alternative energy, how to obtain and use it. I think that thanks to these activities and various presentations made by us or guests, not only I, but all the participants of the „Energy Storage and Alternative Energy” project learned a lot of new and interesting things about each other and, of course, how to take better care of our environment and benefit from it through the generated energy. Finally, I would like to thank the teachers coordinating this project and the family where I lived. Thank you for your devotion and care during this week and I hope it was not our last meeting!” Katarzyna Dudzinska

 

“In my opinion the visit in England went really well. Thanks to this project not only did my English improve, but also, I’ve got an opportunity to meet new cultures and traditions. Moreover, I learned so many things about how to produce and store energy. I would like to say a big thank you to my host Saskia Allen and her parents for giving me so much attention and happiness during my visit in London.  The whole trip was an incredible adventure which I will remember for the rest of my life and which I’m very thankful for. I really recommend taking part in projects like this because it’s an amazing opportunity which you’ll not regret.” Maria Maciak

 

“The main element which is the best for me is that the project taught me a lot about alternative energy. The most interesting thing I have learnt is how batteries work and how solar panel work. Additionally, our lessons were even better because of experiments. For me the one especially interesting was that showing how a 3D printer works. Moreover, that project taught us how renewable energy is generated and used in Denmark, Greece, Poland and the UK. Erasmus+ is a great opportunity to meet new friends. I saw what people’s everyday life looks like in England. I saw a lot of beautiful places, for example London Eye, Big Ben, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane and The Emirates Stadium. The project made my English better. During my visit there my English-speaking skills got better. Finally, I want to say thank you to my host Kate and her family, for their hospitality, delicious dinners and kindness. I am sure that I will bring back the memories for ever.” Przemyslaw Szymanski

 

 

 

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