Gdańsk trip

An integration trip was organized from 9th of Oct until 12th of Oct 2012 to Grudziadz – Mega park, Malbork – Marienburg, Gdynia, Gdansk & Toruń.

IAS INTEGRATION TRIP, OCT 2012

The latest IAS community integration trip took place October 9-12 with stops in Grudziądz - Mega park, Malbork - Marienburg, Gdynia, Gdańsk and Toruń. Mr. Razvi headed the supervisory team which also inclued Mr. Mehdi, Ms. Katarzyna Kiljanek and Ms. Barbara.  38 students from grades 4-7 participated in the event. 

On the first day, the group visited Gdańsk, the popular Polish city on the Baltic coast and capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. They visited most of the tourist attractions which are located along Long Street and Long Market, a pedestrian thoroughfare surrounded by buildings reconstructed in historical style and flanked at both ends by elaborate city gates. They also had time for shopping to buy souvenirs for their dear ones back home. 

The second day was spent in Gdynia. Students got a chance to discover the secrets of the underwater world at the Gdynia Aquarium. Amongst other attractions, students visited the Gdynia port, where they learned about the port's hectic schedule as a shipping gateway to over 40 countries. Later they visited Survival Park where they learned basic survival skills, useful if they were ever to get stuck in a forest or jungle. They ended the day with the students' favorite sport, paint-ball. 

On the third day, the group visited Malbork Castle which is the largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe. Then students enjoyed all sorts of games and went for boating in Dino park. They ended the day by watching Ice Age in a 5D cinema hall.

For the last day, they visited lovely Toruń. Students learned about Polish history at Fort IV, a perfectly preserved element of the external ring of the Toruń Fortress's fortifications from the end of the 19th century.  They also visited a bakery where they got an opportunity to learn how to make ginger bread. Students received a certificate for learning this art of making bread. 

Everyone returned back to Warsaw safe and sound with the satisfaction of spending four eventful days with their friends away from home.

Pictures can be found here:

Gdansk Trip