Category: English Camp

The Summary of English Summer Camp 2014
The Summary of English Summer Camp 2014

11th edition of two weeks lasting English Summer Camp, happened in Żelistrzewo near Puck in August 02-15, 2014. This time 35 kids from Pomeranian participated in it. Main topic of last edition was robots.

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First Aid Training – ESC 2014
First Aid Training – ESC 2014

After some complications involved in finding a proper place for the first aid training, it was held in the open air on a pitch adjacent to the guest house where the kids were staying, and later under the umbrellas nearby. Children were divided into two groups, the older and the younger one. We started from an easygoing chitchat about the First Aid. As it turned out, the children were more or less acquainted with the first aid procedures, some of them showing a surprisingly good level both of theoretical and practical knowledge in the first aid area. Following that, we presented children with some theory related to the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and related emergency procedures, as well as with the theory about the recovery position. After the theoretical introduction, we started the practical part of our training. Gradually we managed to involve most of the children in practicing the procedures presented earlier. Although some of the older children were not very eager to participate actively, they did show some interest in the activities. Both training manikins and practicing the procedures were great fun for the children and served well for acquiring or improving the knowledge and skills related to CPR. Every child had an opportunity to perform the full CPR procedure, practice placing a patient in the recovery position, and, what is very important, to call the emergency medical services in a right manner.

The second group consisted of younger children, so we took a more relaxed approach of learning through play. Unfortunately, it started to rain and we had to move our group under umbrellas where the space was scarce. That resulted in a bit of a hullabaloo. In spite of these energetic sparks all around (read: kids), we managed to cover all the points from our agenda.

To sum up, the children reacted very enthusiastically to our training, which was extremely satisfying. We hope that they liked the training and most importantly, that they will remember about the life-saving procedures in situations that will require quick actions to save somebody’s life.

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Football
Football

On 4th of August 2014 in Żelistrzewo (district Puck) according to English Summer Camp, under the supervision of professional Coerver Coaching methodology trainers, took place football training.

 35 children from various orphanages from Gdansk area attended the event. In plain summer weather the children had a chance to enjoy a variety of games with ball, individual and team activities, which put a smile on their faces for the entire day.  At the end of the meeting each child received a T-shirt with the logo of Jeppesen as a keepsake and diploma with individual names for each child.

Kendo
Kendo

On Tuesday, August 12, through collaboration with Jeppesen Poland and “Sopocki Klub Kendo” the children from the English Summer Camp had the opportunity to see and try their hand at Japanese Kendo swordsmanship.

During 2 hour classes preceded by the show, children put up brave face ahead the presented tasks by the instructors. Children were divided into two groups. The younger group played the role of small young samurais, where they gained knowledge about the techniques used by these legendary warriors. Older children at that time learned basic strikes used by the players, and at the end of classes, dressed in full armor challenged the Kendokas in the battle.

The representation of Sopot Kendo Club and Jeppesen volunteers were very impressed by the huge enthusiasm and fighting spirit of all the participants who had chosen to participate in these tasks, which resulted in having a wonderful atmosphere and great fun during this unforgettable evening.

Electro litter workshop
Electro litter workshop

The aim of the workshop was primarily to increase awareness of threats to the environment from wasted equipment of everyday use, including electrical and electronic equipment and batteries. We also tried to develop proecological attitude based on treating old electrical and electronic equipment examples.

We started talking about “what we know electrical and electronic equipment?”. Children gave examples of electrical and electronic equipment that are staying in the room, such as a light bulb, projector, computer, and then divided into groups were supposed to write the greatest number of electric devices that came to their minds.

Children learned how to discover electric device, if it is not so obvious. Each group received different types of electrical equipment, their task was to find on any device the symbol of “crossed out bin”, which means that the particular thing can’t be throw out to normal bin. For better remembering the full list of devices that can’t be put into a normal, household bin children received crosswords and some riddles to solve.

Children the most enjoyed the task of drawing the lifecycle of an electrical device from its design, creation, purchase, by using, breaking down, repairing, till it becomes an electro litter.

Each group received points for work performed together, which was associated with obtaining organic bags with toys provided to us by AURAEKO company. The most involved kids were rewarded with additional gadgets.

The workshop attended 35 children aged 9-15 years from the Pomerania region, who are growing up in orphanages or come from families with low financial status. The workshop was held for the sixth time during the two-week English Camp, which is taking place as well through cooperation with AURAEKO Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego S.A.

The workshop took place on August 09th 2014 and was led by our volunteers Ewa and Tomasz Chudy.

We start tomorrow – ESC 2014 programme!
We start tomorrow – ESC 2014 programme!

The camp starts this Saturday, here you can see how the program will look like and what children will be doing in the next two weeks.

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Selling cakes on Breakfast Market
Selling cakes on Breakfast Market

On Saturday, July 26th we organized another collection for ESC 2014. This time we made it thanks to the co-opration with Rotaract Club Trójmiasto, which baked for us some cakes and also supported us in distributing them. This was also possible thanks to the support of the organiizers of Targ Śniadaniowy w Sopocie, where we had our stand.

Thank you all engaged, for the ESC 2014 account we received PLN 618,00! 

Interview in Radio Kaszëbë – 24th July 2014
Interview in Radio Kaszëbë – 24th July 2014

On July 24th, Ada, Project Manager ESC 2014 was interviewed about upcoming edition of the camp in Radio Kaszebe, which is our media patronage. We encourage you to listen to it: http://radiokaszebe.pl/jezykowy-oboz-w-zelistrzewie-pomoz-zorganizowac-wakacje-podopiecznym-domow-dziecka/

The City of Gdańsk subsidized ESC 2014
The City of Gdańsk subsidized ESC 2014

We would like to inform you about our next success!

This year, for the first time in its history, the English Summer Camp has received a grant of PLN 6,000 from the City of Gdansk for implementation of public task in the category recreation for children and youth.

Our initiative was among other 35 programs that receive donation.

And we are after Garage Sale
And we are after Garage Sale

Garage sale already behind us, we managed to collect PLN 554,30! That money will be fully transfered for English Summer Camp organization.

Thank you all, who took part in this event!