Today we woke up early, and were a bit sleepy right until our first workshop that involved a fun physical activity. Running brainstorming it’s called, and divided into 3 groups we had to run to the flip chart, one by one, and write a word that we connect with the term EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP, then pass the marker to the following person in our group who’s turn for running it was. Once we had our 19 words (one for each word of the term), we started a lively discussion on which terms are acceptable for us as a group, which ones were irrelevant, and which ones just funny and written in a hurry. After this workshop, we had it more clear on what European citizenship is, and how broad term it really is.
This activity was followed by the workshop called „Discovery of the new country“. At the begging of the activity we were divided in teams and given the instructions – There was a new country recently discovered, and we were about to populate it, so we needed certain things to arrange before: to define the type of the reign, create at least 5 ground rules of our country, create an anthem and the dance, the flag, symbol, name, define our location etc.
After lunch we finally had our boat race! It was so much fun, and some of the people were shocked by how fair the race was. We later found out that during the boat race on CYB trips, people cheat a lot, throwing rocks on other boats, picking up theirs and throwing them in front of the others.. Anyway, it was really enjoyable activity, and we were all glad for the Armenian winner boat. And big Thanks You to Amy, Fiona and Rebecca for collecting the boats at the finish point.
Our afternoon session started with the introduction to the elements of a story. We learned what 5 things every story should have, what are the common archetypes in story structures, how we could build our characters etc. This was a great foundation for our future stories, that we’re starting to write tomorrow.
Our last but not least activity was the National storytelling. Each country had some time to prepare themselves, the scenery and the story, and then we performed outside, at the stone circle field. It was unreal, and all the stories were so interesting!
As a cherry on top of the cake, we had a Bosnian night to end up with this long day. Wonderfully delicious food, beautiful Bosnian girls (and Esad), traditional dances.. thank you Bosnia&Herzegovina!