We love to spend time with our students and staff outside of the classroom and immerse ourselves in Polish culture, fun activities and social gatherings. During summertime, we put a huge emphasis on this and create our summer events calendar. From June until August we embarked on adventures such as canoeing, that takes place with us on the first Saturday of July each year, bowling, beach volleyball and a Chopin concert, not to mention our 3 year ‘new’ KLUB DIALOGU anniversary and dancing events hosted by our talented students.
Our summer kicked off with the anniversary party, where we celebrated 3 years of new ownership with Viola and Piotr. We always endeavour to get everyone as involved as possible, and learn more about one another; the main attraction of this evening was our ‘students have talent’ round where there were 3 teams of students and the game consisted of different categories, such as ‘advertisements’ where different products had to be advertised (it was really amazing!), ‘karaoke’ and ‘tongue twisters’. Our panel of judges had to award points to each team based on their performance.
Next we ventured on our 3rd annual canoeing trip. We canoed down the beautiful river Wkra for around 2 hours. Once we reached our destination we ate a grill, talked all together and played volleyball. These canoeing days have always been a big success and we always go home with new friendships made.
Klub SPATiF is a trendy bar with a large patio where they host evening events and we went to see the enchanting Mała Orkiestra Dancingowa and dance to their beautiful music – songs about Warsaw. We also went to watch a Chopin concert in the Łazienki Park – classic Polish culture that can be taken in whilst sunbathing on the grass in one of the most famous parks in Poland.
An event we’ve hosted before, bowling was a big success. We love the enthusiasm, energy and commitment our students show, not only in the classroom but at the bowling alley as well! When we went to play volleyball on the beach by the Wisła river, it was Poland vs. the rest of the world and Poland maintained its victory! We also like to go for a drink after some events to talk in a calm setting and relax on a summer evening. Warsaw is jam-packed with little pubs and bars, and it’s usually our students who show us their favourite ones to go to!
Last but not least, two of our students, Deize and William, from Brazil and Cuba respectively, taught us how to dance samba and bachata dancing and we later used our skills to dance until dawn in a club in town. What an experience! We are so lucky to be surrounded by so much diversity and have the opportunity to learn all about different cultures whilst sharing all about our own.