The big day! The people of Tel Aviv have finally arrived in Belgium. The boys and the girls had a long flight, but yet they were very enthusiastic. It was a moment everyone was looking forward to! First, they were on the plane for 5 hours and then they came from Zaventem to Roeselare by bus. They got off the bus and everyone started greeting each other. We talked for a while. We told each other how the flight went, how happy we were that we finally met our exchange student etc.! It was late, because our guests arrived at 23u00 in the evening. We decided to go home immediately! At home, I quickly gave a tour of the house and told my guest about the rest of the week. After a small talk, we went to bed. We need to be at school at 8:10 am tomorrow morning, so that means getting up early! We wished each other good night and we dreamt about the great activities and moments we will experience during the rest of the week!
Mien Vanhecke, 5EMT
Our friends from Tel Aviv have just arrived in Roeselare!
Once the partners had met at the train station, most of the families went home and decided to have a calm afternoon at home. Others went to the seaside to show the Italian youngsters our beautiful coastline. We all made them feel as comfortable as possible.
I introduced my guest to the other members of the family and showed him around our home. Our family had a delicious barbecue at home. We also enjoyed the very beautiful weather. In the first couple of hours, we exchanged some ideas about home, family, school, language, sports,… As can be expected the beginning was not easy, but as time went by, the conversations were running a lot smoother.
By 4PM in the afternoon we agreed to meet in the town center with some of the members of the Milano Team. We had a good interaction with all the members and as most of them were guys the major topic was football 😊. So we can say that during that meeting together with our guests we started to relax and we got to know each other a bit better. After some time we all went back home and enjoyed some spare time inside the families. After half a day of traveling and getting to know all kind of new people, our visitors will have a well-deserved night rest.
Our friends from Italy have just arrived in the railway station of Roeselare. They were met with our pupils who are looking forward to a fantastic exchange week!