Nearly a hundred students from Poland, Belarus and Ukraine participated in the Final Event of the Education Campaign for Schools “TOWARDS THE FUTURE!” under the 2019 European Cooperation Day organized by Cross-border Cooperation Programme PL-BY-UA 2014-2020 on 11-14th September in Rzeszow, Poland.
Programme invited 24 teams, selected from over 70 applications sent by students from the Programme area, to the Final Event. During the Final Event, students from 3 countries in mixed, cross-border, international teams participated in the field game on the campus of the Rzeszów University of Technology. Robotics, electromagnetism, climbing wall – these were just some of the points of the field game waiting for students. The teenagers had also the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, skills and knowledge as well as make new friends and have experiences of working during workshops focused on 4 fields: technics, arts, singing, dance.
An unquestionable attraction for the participants was the international volleyball match with the stars of the Asseco Resovia. Famous volleyball players not only joined the youth teams during the match, but also eagerly posed for common photos.
The crowning of the students’ work put into thematic workshops were the final shows and performances organized at the Multimedia Fountain in Rzeszów and Rzeszów University of Technology. Joint performance of the song, flash mob, shows of the vehicles constructed by students and hand-painted billboards that will hang on the streets of Rzeszów will be long remembered by all participants.
During those days, there was also time to explore the city, take common photos and have fun. The whole event ended with the gala ceremony during which the Programme awarded students and handed commemorative diplomas . The gala ceremony was graced by the performance of the “POŁONINY” Student Song and Dance Ensemble and after the gala ceremony, the teenagers had fun during a disco.
Participants emphasized that it was an unforgettable time, which resulted in making many cross-border friendships. Larisa Tarasyuk, one of the participants, wrote: “- PBU Programme gave us the opportunity to get involved in the atmosphere of creativity, transborder cooperation, communication and joy! It was a great inspiring experience! For me it was a great chance to see my colleagues from Belarus,Poland and Ukrain. For my students Mary, Liz, Lisa and Agatha it was an unforgettable experience of co-creation! We are happy thar our slogan “We are different but we are together!” really works!”