Well, well, well … It was short, but really impressive! It is not so frequent that a high school teacher leaves the walls of the classroom and some hours later finds himself in the middle of a Congress, among hundreds of teachers from all over Europe and all sorts of education policy makers, including a Minister of education, as your next seat partner.
These three days have been just amazing, despite some usual problems flight passengers from Noain have to get through, like lost luggage or missing flight connections. I ended up in Copenhagen safely and with no worries about my back and the carrying of my suitcase. That also meant that at the Gala Dinner, that night, everybody understood my volunteering to take the photos and not appear in them.
On Monday, before the Gala Dinner, we had some hours to stroll in Copenhagen, and it was really worth it: Pity I didn’t have my bike with me! What a nice town, and what a relaxed pace we could feel on the streets. Then there was time to get to know the people in the Spanish group, and some other important people in the eTwinning world.
On Tuesday, after a very early morning walk on the streets of Copenhagen, which included a visit to its Cathedral, I started the Congress. Everything developed real fast, and soon, after some very interesting talks, we had lunch and continued with the rest of the afternoon sessions. That evening we gathered again, but this time only the Spanish group, for our last dinner in Denmark. Our Valencian waiter joined us in all the fun we had all through the dinner.
On Wednesday, at 9:00, I had my presentation. I really felt proud of this unique chance I have been given to tell teachers from so many different places about our work. In that moment I wished all the students from both schools, besides my Polish colleagues Mr. and Mrs. Grzyb, were there with me. When I finished, after a warm applause to the content of the project, there were several teachers willing to congratulate me, and ask to join us as partners.
Then it was time for the last and really interesting talks. Finally, after a quick lunch, we took a taxi and headed for the airport. A little bit after 4:00 pm we were leaving Danish soil. As I said at the beginning: short but very rewarding!.