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Experience in schools

The first thing that should be noted before starting to relate what this experience has meant for me and all that it has given me, is that I had no previous experience working with children, so it has been very surprising and novel for me. If I had to summarize how I felt about all these activities, I could say that it has been rewarding, endearing and fun. And now I will explain the reasons why I think this way.

The first contact we had going to schools, was not precisely with children, since we started in an institute helping in physical education classes, and preparing activities related to volleyball and other sports for students. Sincerely in this first contact I could not fully savor the experience of working or collaborating in the education system, since working with teenagers is a bit complicated for me. This is because the age difference between them and I is not very noticeable, and they do not perceive me as a figure of too much authority, which made it a bit difficult for me to be able to tidy up and organize the activities. In addition, it is more complicated to make boys and girls between 14 and 17 years old get involved in this kind of activities, on the other hand, not being able to communicate made it even more complicated, since they did not speak English. If we put all this together and my lack of experience we get as a result a not very rewarding experience for me.

In spite of all this I wanted to continue trying to learn to develop better in this field, and a short time later we had the opportunity to make an exchange to another city, Miercurea Ciuc. In which we went to different schools to work with younger children, and it was there that I began to enjoy more and learn much more.

After this exchange, in our city we started going to different schools in which we would prepare activities for younger children. And in my opinion, it is very nice to work with children, since you can see the purity, the desire to learn and enjoy that they have when it comes to interacting with us. When you see that you are getting a whole class to have fun and have a good time, you can't stop a smile from drawing on your face and just start having fun and enjoy yourself too.

Finally, I just want to say that I hope to continue enjoying these children and their inexhaustible energy for much longer next year.

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