Almost every day, as a volunteer of A.C.T.O.R., we are going to different schools in Bucharest. Most of the time we are alone in the classes. However, sometimes we can be with another volunteer. Two weeks ago, Steph and I had a lesson together in the School 49.
Steph comes from Brazil, and me (Marie) from France, two very different countries. We wanted to do a lesson about our countries that had two main objectives: First, that it could presented in a funny and a non-formal way. Second, we also wanted that the children learn something valuable. How to achieve that? Well, we came up with the idea of a quiz.
In order to play the game, we separated the classes in four different teams. Competition always stirs up some energy. Each team had a paper written “Brazil” and another one written “France”. We asked them general questions regarding each country and they needed to show the paper with the correct answer. For example, we asked them which country is the most populated or which country is most famous for its cheese. There were about 15 questions amounting for a total of 15 rounds.
It is important to underline the fact that in most classes, we were really impressed by the knowledge of the children, especially regarding that of Brazil and also regardless of their age range.
Written by Marie Guinaudeau and Stephanny Ferreira de Araujo Ulivieri, volunteers in SolidAIR . project coordinated by A.C.T.O.R. with European Solidarity Corps financially support