Of course one uses his EVS year also for a lot of travelling. Many times to different places in Denmark, but also in Germany.
So Franziska, Alexander and I decided to visit an ex-intern from one of the DKS kindergartens and drove to Berlin via Flixbus. Some of us wanted to go to a concert (or a first concert) and one of us wanted to see a soccer game in the Olympia stadion.
It was surprisingly warm there and we spent the whole Saturday with a sightseeing tour, until our legs hurt and our brains were tired.
At the evening we went to a platform, from where we could see the skyline and the airport – where we guessed where the airplanes came from.
We had a nice time – also because the three guys we stayed with were very nice and caring!!
I started to give Poetry Slam Workshops in some schools around Sonderborg. – Which was quite nice, because I could also see how the school system works and get to know many teenagers and their views of things. Many also got a little inspired.
And I also went to a Danish Poetry Slam in the Sonderborghus – which was very nice. The texts were in Danish, English and Swedish, but I suprisily understood a lot.
Also Franziska started to work for the Global house – she´s translating some materials for schools and also wants to visit some, as she wants to become a teacher.
At the start of April some of us had family-visits – so we showed them around our little EVS-world. My kids were very exciting about my parent picking me up one day, as they´re always asking where my parents are and what their names are.
We also had some spontaneous visit last weekend – were the weather was quite nice.
So we decided to make a fire at the harbour (here in Denmark are everywhere little places to grill or have a picnic) and grill some things for us. We saw the sun went down and enjoyed Friday night and the good weather.
One of us even swam in the sea – some of us just where in it with their feet (with was quite enough^^).
We only have two months left. – As I´m not good with saying goodbye I´m already getting a little bit sad. Because all the kids grew to my heart and it is amazing to see how they developed and how they trust me now.
Next week our oldest children will leave to go to the 0. Class – so we started to plan a little party for them. We also did many crafts to the topic spring, played sometimes when there was good weather the whole day outside or went to the beach. I also play many games with them now as they really enjoy that.
We also had some stuff-changes, because one of the educators got pregnant. She was soo great and the kids sometimes ask where Annica is. All the older kids draw something for her and we hope everything goes fine.
There are some troubles between the labour unions and the state – the public sector wants to have more many – as Denmark has it quite well and every other sector earns more. But the negotiations don´t go that well. So to prevent strikes (that would let the state lose money) the state has a medium to set the labour unions under pressure (to let them run out of money for their people): a lock-out. In that case every school, hospital, the police, kindergarten, bus/train etc. would be closed and stopped. The labour unions would have to pay money to their people – but as they don´t have that much, after some days, there wouldn´t be any money. That should end the tariff-negotiations.
I never heard from something like that before – but it sound really awkward to me. As the whole public sector would break down. So everybody in the kindergarten follows the negotiations to see if there will or will not come a lock-out.
We have so many plans left and so little time, that we full-planned mostly every weekend. We want to visit some of the other volunteers, go to birthday parties, drive to Malmö, Copenhagen, have some Poetry Slams, some more workshops, visit schools, go to soccer games, to game evenings, to concerts, want to meet with some colleges, ...
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