Tonight we made a super choir with our friends from #Rheinfelden #Fecamp #Mouscron— BarryMaleVoiceChoir (@BarryMaleVoice) July 30, 2018
Such a fun rehearsal, hope our visitors enjoyed.
Big thanks to @vysvale @VOGCouncil @Leightonrowland pic.twitter.com/vlYMttq95m
As well as being a exhausting, it has been up to now a very successful week! Despite the initial rain and the German's flight being delayed, we all arrived safely and started introductions. We play many games to learn everyone's name and nationalities, and before long we were speaking as well established friends.
The first day kicked off with lots of language activities and team building games, and the afternoon was dedicated to Welsh culture. We went to Cardiff Bay and had a tour of the Senedd before arriving at the Civic Offices in Barry to have the official welcome by the Vale Mayor, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Learning & Culture. We went to Barry Island for chippy and then visited the Barry Male Voice Choir - "Delilah" has now become the anthem of the trip!
On Tuesday we started preparing for our big art mural and collecting ideas for the project. We settled on a design that included landmarks from the Vale, Fecamp, Mouscron & Rheinfelden and wanted to include the colours of the flags. Young people and the graffiti artists from The Hold Up will now start working on this project. In the afternoon we went on a small DofE walk to show of the countryside in the Vale of Glamorgan and it's natural beauty!
Wednesday followed with some graffiti work, DJ-ing, beat boxing and street dancing. It gave us the opportunity to try new things and improve our skills. In the afternoon we visited St Fagans Museum and went on the high ropes at Coed Lan. We were able to show off our Welsh heritage and after the museum we went for a very British carvery. Nobody had heard of a carvery before but they all enjoyed it!
Even though we are only half way through the Twinning Youth Exchange, we foresee this week being a tremendous success!! There are no issues with language and everyone is getting along and making friends! We have put a lot of effort into welcoming our Twinning friends and can't wait for the rest of the week!
On we go!