Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Whilst at the Royal Russell MUN conference in October 2015, Nicola Dignum met a teacher from a school in Prague who then invited us to visit her school and meet her students. So at 10am, the teacher, Jana, and her students came to our hotel and took us to their school. We started with some students explaining the education systems.
Maria Garralda: Two students from Gymnasium omska, Veronika Linharkova and Magdelena Kralova, gave a speech about the Czeck education system and their school whilst Sofia Pérez-Sasia talked about Ayalde and the Spanish education system.
In this school children of 3 years old start to go to pre school and its free. But in ayalde the pre school is not có pulsars and its a privals school so you have to pay, its not free.
At this school , when you are 6 years old you start primary school whigh is free. In ayalde, when you are in secondary school it takes 4 years to finish it. And later on, you must choose between some dinferential programs : biology , maths, and che ister’s or social whigh consist on psicology geography economics and humanities.
But at this school when you are in 3 grade you must choose if you want to stay or you want to change of school. And at the end of seco dairy you must take a graduate exam. And in ayalde you prepare for some final exams to go to the university.
Natalia Cardenal: After the speeches about the Czech and Spanish education systems in schools, we went to a classroom with all the students. We were divided in groups in order to get to know them. For this, they had prepared some questions they wanted to ask us, and in this way they knew what we like doing or the kind of life we have. After this, they showed us their school which was very small. We had an amazing time with them, and it was really nice to meet people from a different country who may not think the same as us.
Claudia Fernandez and Ana Guillen: Next, we had the opportunity to be guided by the students around the outskirts of Prague. The route was:
St. Wenceslas Church in Vrsovice, built in the 19th century in the functionalism style. The name came from Wenceslas 1, Duke of Bohemia.
Krymská Street is an important street but not as popular as historical. It has a great social and cultural activity, mostly at night.
Jan Hug Congregation House is a building of Czechoslovak Hussite Church. IT is divided in three parts – chapel, Tower and block of flats.
Vinohrady waterworks: when this part of the town was independent it was used to storage and distribute water.
Church the most Saintheart of God is nominated as an UNESCO sight.
The sixth stop was to have lunch in the typical czech restaurant, the food was great and not expensive.
Alejandra Connell: At noon after the guided tour of the sorrundings of Prague, we stopped for lunch in a restaurant called Pivnice Usadu. It was a local food restaurant near the main square. We sat at the terrace because it was good weather, and after reading the menu we started ordering. The Czech people that were with us recommended some typical dishes, and that is what most of us ordered. The staff was quickly and the food was very good looking and tasty. We had a wonderful meal chatting with the Czech students, we learned a lot of the food they eat and how they eat. The meal wasn’t very expensive and you needed to pay only in crowns. After this nice meal we continued with the tour.
After lunch, we saw the Zizkov Television Tower, the highest building in the Czech Republic, where there can be found there a restaurant, cafe and an observatory. Furthermore, 10 statues of babies are climbing it.
The Jewish Cementery in Olšany is located just next to Zizkov Television Tower and is the biggest Jewish cementery not only in Prague but in the Czech Republic. Palace Akropolis is a little coloured building where most of the concerts in Prague take place.
Our tour finished here and the students from Omska left us and we went into the center of Prague.
Marcela Kelly: After being all the day with the students that were walking with us around Prague, we went to the center of the city at 16:00. There, we split up into three different groups, Tania and Nicola went together to walk around the city. The 2º of bach girls were the second group and finally the fourth of ESO girls completed the third group. We decided to meet up again at 18:00 at the center of the city.
The second of bach girls had a lot of fun as they rented a segway for half an hour and made a tour all around Prague and saw many famous places of the city. They loved it. Tania and Nicola went to have a coffee and went to see Charle’s bridge (a very famous and beautiful bridge in Prague). And us, the fourth of ESO girls, walked all around the center of Prague. We had a wonderful and funny experience as we got lost for half an hour. We finally found the way back to the original place. We arrived 40 minutes late but we really enjoyed visiting all the city and we all have a really good memory of that afternoon as we laughed a lot because of getting lost. It was a great afternoon we all had a wonderful time!
Finally at 19:20 more or less we all went back to the hotel and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.