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2017-12-01 17:12:23

Visit to the Centre for Autism

On the morning of the 30th of November the students of MYP1 and MYP2 visited the Centre for autism in Zagreb as a part of their Service as Action programme.

The children and stuff welcomed us warmly and showed us around the centre. The organization of the educational classrooms in this facility is very well organized, in my opinion it is an excellent learning system and also very well coordinated. The teachers who work there really try hard to help the children with special educational needs.

At the centre we participated in different workshops - Communication Skills Workshop where we learnt how to get to know each other better and Winter Art Workshops where we made Christmas decorations using the felting technique and the cardboard Christmas trees. One of our main goals of this workshop is to make the items and sell them on the Christmas bazaar to earn money for buying presents for the children in the Centre for autism.

Our students organised the Language workshops. Lucijana and Nika taught the children English. Francesco and Yao taught them Chinese language and shared some interesting facts about China. My friend, David Z. said: "We have done this not for the sake of us and our needs, but for people who actually need it."

The atmosphere was very cheerful and we were most impressed by the warmth and love they welcomed us with. We have also experienced a special bond between our students and special needs students, one that will certainly and hopefully last for a long time. We are looking forward to their return visit to our school in spring.

Roko (MYP2)