After an uneventful train ride, we landed in Gdansk and proceeded to make our way to the hotel to unpack and change before heading to the orphanages where we were giving the presents.
As we knew the children in care weren’t due to arrive for a few hours after our arrival, we decorated the home to give it a more Christmassy feel. Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting in to the Christmas spirit and the reaction of the children when they arrived back from school was truly wonderful to see.
After getting to know the children, we all sat down together to make some wonderful Christmas gingerbread cookies and decorated them, unfortunately it has to be said all the children’s designs were much better than my own. After handing out the presents, the children sang some Christmas songs together and had a small dance party before we headed back to the hotel to relax.
The overall experience of this was fantastic, and is something that all the children will remember for a long time to come.
Primary & Secondary CAS Coordinator