Staff from all partner schools have just completed six days of negotiations and collaboration on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. Working in groups of mixed nationalities, we have put together the documents which will govern this project from how the elections will work, to how the companies will be formed, to how the final events will be put together - and everything in between! At times, the language barriers caused delays but all teachers helped and supported each other, translating and explaining the more difficult concepts so that we were all happy. The internet connection and Spanish keyboards were also issues that we had to overcome! In our free time, we visited the Sunday market in Ingenio and the beautiful harbourside village of Tufia. We also walked (slid!) to the bottom of the Caldera deBandama (a volcanic crater) which was an amazing experience. It was a steep, slippery walk down and a steep, hot and tiring climb back up!! Our host school, La Rocha, welcomed us with a special party where we ate typical Canarian dishes and were entertained by Toni and Mario playing guitars and singing - all in the sunny outdoor classroom.
Thank you, Telde, and we look forward to welcoming our partner schools in Bodmin in October 2017.