Did you know that Ukraine and Poland are hosting the Euro Cup this summer? This is a big deal — it’s like the Soccer World Cup for Europe. Our hotel is right next to the big stadium where the final match will be, and the whole city is clearly excited. We’re seeing posters and signs everywhere!
Today, we visited a school in the capital, Kyiv School 57, where they are even teaching a class called “Euro Cup 2012.” We were all impressed with the students and teachers there, but I will save most of the details for another post.
I do have to share an amazing example of project-based learning. The 11th grade students are entering a contest for which they had to design a model of the stadium. They decided to make theirs out of legos, and they did the whole thing on their own. The result was very impressive! Here’s a video if you want to see the students talking about their work, and you can also get to see some of the detail on their amazing sculpture:
In a few hours, Carol and I leave for the overnight train. I’m going to try to work on editing some more video to post tomorrow! We saw a lot at School 57 today — much more than the legos.