Night with Andersen 23

31 March - 1 April 2023

Night with Andersen

On Friday, March 31, the Czech School Without Borders went on a nighttime adventure expedition in the footsteps of Odysseus. Before heading out to sea, we got in touch with Czech Radio Junior and had the opportunity to send greetings to the Czech Republic and to share where we are and what awaits us. Later, the kids were given a chance to ask some questions themselves. Our inquisitive children did not spare the presenters and asked as many questions as they could.

Throughout the evening’s mysterious journey, we were guided by Telemachos, who showed the pupils where Odysseus had travelled, the traps he had faced, and the people he had met. He introduced us to the witch Kirke, the giant Cyclops, and King Ailus. To go on such a journey, children had to first assemble a flotilla, create Greek mosaics to decorate it, and finally correctly assemble memory cards of the Greek gods. All the tasks were successfully completed, so it was time for a little refreshment. After energy replenishment, we headed on a mysterious trail full of unexpected pitfalls and twists. The pupils had to bravely pass the three-headed dog Cerberus, which was waiting for them with various riddles and cyphers. After passing Charon and all the tests, the god of the underworld himself, Hades, challenged them with various tricky tasks.

After successfully completing the adventurous journey, crossword puzzles and colouring were awaiting the kids. The children had the opportunity to recall what they had learned. At the end of the day, we all squeezed into our sleeping bags and were ready for a night at school.

The next day, after breakfast, the students received their diplomas and a present from King Ailos. It was then time to return to our desks and get ready for Saturday’s lesson.

We are already looking forward to the next night’s adventure.