Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. For us, as teachers, our daily work involves institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum but we can’t forget that any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. It’s here where our Erasmus+ project fits, preparing students for life as active citizens.

This is the blog specially created for the ERASMUS+ project called It's my life, it's my choice Here there are the 5 EUROPEAN schools working together in this challenger adventure:

1- The Coordinating school: LAUDIO BHI from Laudio (SPAIN)
2.- GROTIUSCOLLEGE, Delft (The Netherlands)
3.- NORGARDENSKOLAN, Uddevalla (Sweden)
5.- LYCEE AORAI, Pirae (French Polynesia)

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Dutch students' experience in TAHITI (November 2015)

Made by: Bobby Fernando (The Netherlands)

Road to Tahiti....
On November 21, 2015: Dorra, Soraya and I are at 13:00 at the station, it was the beginning of a very long trip. Around 13:30 we took the train to the airport. we had checked in, then we have something to eating at the airport. Around 16:20 we flew to our first destination: Paris. 
After a flight of 8hours we arrived in Los Angeles. There it is then almost midnight. We stay there two hours. After two hours we fly to our last and final destination: Tahiti !!!!
Arrival in Tahiti
The next morning at 6:30 (tahitian time) we arrive in Tahiti, we are welcomed fantastic by the host families. A beautiful dance is done for us. Then we go with our host families. 
Sunday (Day 1)
After I meet Lucie (my host mate) went to her house, I meet the rest of her lovely family. We talked a bit and then to a kind of jungle have been there we walked around in a forest and drinking from coconut. It was really beautiful there.
Monday (Day 2)
Monday we went for the first time meet their school, at first I was nervous, but when I arrived once and everyone was super friendly, the nerves were gone. Everyone was very hospitable and it was very nice. Every country had to tell you about their culture. And every country had some candy out of his land. We had Dutch: Stroopwafels. Later that day we went even to the royal house and a beautiful garden which belonged. It was really beautiful.

Tuesday (Day 3)
Tuesday was the best day, that day went to another island called: Moorea. We went by boat, it took 30 minutes to arrive there. When we arrived there were picked up by a bus and went to a small island of Moorea. We have the whole day swimming with sting rays and fish in beautiful blue water.
Wednesday (Day 4)
Wednesday was Polynesia day, which is a traditional festival day. That day there was dancing a lot and we made fun games, you could play the guitar a kind of drumming and naturally from coconut drink haha , there was also a kind of run round with heavy stuff.
Thursday (Day 5)
Thursday we all went walking to the top of the mountain ,it took quite a while and it was a lot of walking there were many pieces of bumpy but luckily everyone was well on top of the mountain, from there you had a beautiful view.
Friday (Day 6)
Friday we had school until 12:00that afternoon we went with the mall to the city. In the city we all nice souvernir bought our family home and we went to MacDonald's. That evening we had a very nice dinner in the royal house. We got a tour there and then we have a room where we sang a song. Then, eaten and everybody went home with their host families. 
Saturday (Day 7)
Saturday we had the hole day a bus tour on beautiful places whenever we stopped, for example, something to eat, to drink, to go to the toilet or to swim. The tour lasted about seven hours. At the end of the day we all have received a gift from the person we slept. When the first tears fell though...
Sunday (Last Day)
Sunday we had to be very early at the airport, it was the last time we were with them all. We said goodbye  to each other most of the crying. It was a shame because it really was a fantastic week that I'm never forget. Finally, we have all what lovingly written on each shirt. After we said good bye to every one names we checked in. Wipe our own country.
I'm Dora Donia pupil SC-Delfland. I'm 15 yrs.
I went with my teachers to Tahiti because our school is participating in a project Erasmus. My journey began at home with my parents to Amsterdam where I was waiting for mr.Tas, mr Diggele and mr. Beets and other students (Bobby 15 years and Soraya 16years) because they arrived by train from Delft to Schiphol it only took 5 minutes and then they were there, I said goodbye to my parents and my cousin after we have already our passports data check.
and we have some dinner together at Schiphol Then we went running toward our plane to our first flight from the Netherlands to Paris, 1hr 15 min flight. Then we grabbed our next flight to Los Angeles, I really thought oh wow Los Angeles, I was very nervous it was flying very long but really big airplane with TV’s not get bored and beautiful view it was really long flights, but they were very nice and we were given blankets and pillows to sleep. After having flown 12uurtjes we were tired of it and we were finally landed at Los Angeles International Airport very tight security and very large. Then we had the custom shoes jacket jewelry all issue and then we were allowed to walk for an hour at the airport waiting for our last flight to Tahiti Our final destination. And then just fly 8hrs 35min but not so bad hey all a total of 21 hours just flew one day.
Finally in Tahiti arrived warm quickly change clothes packed our bags in our summer clothes and there they were all our host families they have us welcome nice with garlands itself I made took leave of me teachers and Soraya and Bobby wanted a lot of fun with their new family them also I me could handle fast with the family because I had with them English to communicate but the island also they speak also French and I talk myself French family was very sweet and open I felt right at home but I was so tired that I 2uurtjes as sleep started to overtake and we arrived at 7 am in the morning. When 9am was I watched as everything they lived very nicely right on the mountain you have wonderful views of the city and the sea really wow if I just looked window from me a dream and they had all the big garden they had two dogs and chickens and chicks.
Añadir leyenda
They also had a jobs boom and all fresh fruits and vegetables really good but their specialty is fish. The girl I was called Hinehei and she explained to me everything about the island and their habits and their school culture that they danced a lot and that her mother herself was a dancer and her father himself is a fisherman I really enjoyed it I have with sharks and stingrays swimming in beautiful blue water I ate every day tasty and healthy, lots of fun activities and learned of their beautiful culture and smattering it was worth it to have so much flying and when I went back home it was or an emotional farewell, I am grateful for everything it was great.

My name is Soraya Mastenbroek and i’m 16 jears old.
I’m following an aducetion Sc Delfland.
Our school took part in an exchange project that’s called : It’s my life it’s my choice.
To get her with Bobby and Dorra we were choisen to go to Tahiti in November 21 in the year 2015.
I was very excited to go, but at the same time I was also afraid because it was my first time I was took part in such an progamandit was my first time on a airplaine.
Afther on flight of 29 hour’s we had landed on Tahiti.
We also had a very warm welcome.
I didn’t really know what to expect of Tahiti but it was more beautiful then I could have imagined.
We had a lot to do for example we went swimming and we played games.
We also went for an hike to the volcano and we really enjoyed the view on top of the volcano.
A few day’s after the hike we went snorkelling on the other island named: Moorea.
We arrived whit a giant boat and on the way there i’ve seen Dolphins.
Also when we were snorkeling I had seen shark’s, sting-ray’s and a lot of fish.
On school day’s we had a llot of fun activities, for example we had to weave bamboe basket’s.
I’ve learned a lot about Tahiti and their way’s of live, their culture and origen.
For me it was very special i’t s someting I wont forget eny time soon.
If I ever get the chance to go there again I would take it whit both hand’s.
This was the most fun experience of my life and I will never forget Tahiti and all the friends i’ve made over there.

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