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Clara writes about her experiences in Matera during the AIMS Comenius Visit

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  • 1. CLARA IN MATERA (DIARY) Personal Experience
  • 2. 1ST DAY!(16TH FEBRUARY) ·This night I couldn´t sleep very much because I was really nervous. I was thinking about the tiring and exciting day that we would have. ·At 7.00 h all of us were waiting for the bus at the high school door. ·At 11.30 we were ready in our first plane; and at 14.00 h we arrived in Rome. In Rome airport we ate something, I ate a tomato and mozzarella sandwich that won´t be the last one in this trip… ·Finally we had the second flight from 17.15 h to 18.20h.
  • 3. • We arrived in Matera at about 19.30 h, my partner was waiting for me with her parents in the Palace Hotel. My new friend was called Paola. • My trip didn´t finish yet, because I had to go to Montescaglioso, the village where I lived during this fantastic experience.
  • 4. • In Montescaglioso a fantastic Italian dinner was waiting for me… spaghetti,formaggio,insalata,biscotto MY NEW FRIEND PAOLA!
  • 5. 2ND DAY!(17TH FEBRUARY) • I got up very early and after breakfast we went to the school at 9.00 h, we went running because we were late! • During the morning we had the presentation activities and the logo contest. I had to recommend the Spanish logo, because of course it was the best. Italy was the winner!
  • 6. • The first lunch in Matera was very early, because we usually eat at 15.00 h, but in Italy we ate at 12.30h. We went to have lunch in a nice restaurant. • After having lunch we spent the evening in Sassi doing a treasure hunt.
  • 7. • During the Maths treasure hunt we visited amazing places in Sassi, the old streets, the cave churches, casa Grotta,etc. I won´t forget them in all my life. • When we finished I went with my friend Paola to have a walk. • When we arrived home another fantastic Italian dinner was waiting for us, mmm.
  • 8. 3RD DAY!(18TH FEBRUARY) In the morning we went to the lonian coast , place where people thought that Pythagoras could be buried, but the guide told us that this couldn´t be possible. We visited the Archeological National Museum of Metaponto. It had a lot of interesting objects and ceramics from this area.
  • 9. • After having lunch in the restaurant we came back to the Liceo Classico. • We had a busy evening rehearsing our sketches with our Romanians, some Italian and French partners. We had to rehearse several times because it wasn´t very good… but at the end it was ok!
  • 10. • I went with Paola to have another walk in Matera and we ate a well-deserved gelato after so many rehearsals…
  • 11. 4TH DAY!(19TH FEBRUARY) • We got up at 3.00 h ! I was sure that this day would be an exhausting day in Naples. • We left Matera at 5.00 h and after 4 hours in the bus we arrived to the Science city. We had an interesitng morning learning about our brain system and we watched an entertaining theatre play about Frankenstein.
  • 12. • At about 14.00 h it was time for eating the famous and I must say enormous Italian pizza! • After the cuatro estacione pizza we had a tour in Naples, we went to the main square, we walked by the sea and we arrived to the castle, thanks to the French teacher that guided us. It was a pity, we couldn´t watch the Vesubio volcano because of the fog which every afternoon accompanied us during our visit in Italy.
  • 13. 5TH DAY(20TH FEBRUARY) • This morning all of us went to the Space Geodesy Center. We were very tired because of the trip to Naples. I enjoyed this interesting visit because it was an opportunity to see the telescope, the control rooms, etc. • Then we went by the last time to the restaurant, we were very sad because it would be our last lunch in Matera…
  • 14. • In the evening at Liceo Classico the expected moment of the sketches arrived. We were a bit nervous. But fortunately our Archimedes sketch was perfect! I liked very much this activity because it was funny and a pleasant way for learning Maths history . • Next the teacher announced the winner of the treasure hunt, Spanish team was in second position! That means that we are great mathematicians !
  • 15. • After that we enjoyed a fantastic buffet that the parents of our Italian partners prepared with typical Italian food. I loved it, everything was really good, especially I loved a chocolate cake, I took a lot of pieces of it. For me it was a homely buffet, and I was very comfortable because Italian people are very warm and friendly. • After that I went with Paola to visit a famous abbey located in Montescaglioso. ·For finishing the last night we had a party! We danced and we took a lot of photos with all our new friends.
  • 16. 6TH DAY!(21ST FEBRUARY) • I couldn´t believe it, this experience was ending. I was very sad. I prepared the bag to go to school by the last time. • We went to lessons with our partners, Alice and I had Latin, Greek and English . This morning was very funny for me because we spoke with a lot of people and they explained us a lot of interesting things about the Greek culture. We did a work about the differences and similarities between Spanish and Italian culture.
  • 17. • At 12:00 h the inevitable moment arrived, we had to say good bye to our partners and our new friends. After a lot of tears we said ¨ see you later¨ to Liceo Classico because I´m sure I will come back again. • We arrived to Bari airport and after eating an other tomato and mozzarella sandwich we went into the plane.
  • 18. • We went shopping in Rome airport because we were 5 hours waiting for the next flight, of course we bought Italian pasta and typical products. • We had lunch for taking energy for the last flight to Madrid, guess… yeah! Another tomato and mozzarella sandwich! Fortunately it was the last one. • Finally we arrived in Madrid at 12.00 h and in Avila around 2.00 h. In this moment we realized that this experience was definitely finished. THE FAMOUS SANDWICH!
  • 19. • I will never forget these five days in my life. I loved the experience, meeting new friends from all around Europe I knew amazing places:Naples, Matera and Sassi, Metaponto,etc. And of course I thank the hospitality of all Italian people, they are fantastic people. • I think that people that participate in this kind of activities are enriched like persons and also we get a lot of new knowledge.
  • 20. I am sure about one thing: I´LL COME TO THIS FANTASTIC PLACE CALLED MATERA AT LEAST ONE MORE TIME! By: Clara García Herráez