This is my last post of this project, Erasmus+ 2019, and I feel like thanking all the people who made it possible. It has been a beautiful experience to be part of it.
In previous posts, we had already spoken about how the school works. In this one I would like to emphasize two aspects that I really enjoyed of Engelska skolan, the first one is the marvelous environment where it is located and the second the remarkable Viking village that is next door.
The location of the school is privileged, not only because is near to the modern city of Stockholm that offers a wide range of cultural activities, but also because is at the edge of a forest, a great resource to do games with the kids or just to relax and put your ideas together, before the next lesson, with a gentle walk through nature.
Another extraordinary thing about the school is that is located beside an old Viking homestead named Gunnes gård. This settling gives to the students the opportunity to learn history from a primary resource. Moreover, Gunnes gård is an open-air museum, a reconstruction from an 11th-century homestead. The place has a unique historic setting with Iron age burial grounds and several runic stones.
Once there, you can use your imagination to put together the puzzle of history, but you can also do it through some activities that will help you to understand how people used to live in the past, all of them really fun like bread baking or wool handicraft.
It has been a lovely experience to take part in this project. I would love to thank Engelska skolan I Upper Väsby and IES el Galeón for giving me this opportunity.