poniedziałek, 6 czerwca 2016

Children's Day in Pułtusk

Dzień dobry!

Last Saturday, we organized in cooperation with Children's University of Pułtusk an open event for all the children of Pułtusk. As main attraction, we had the piñatas we prepared some time ago. Besides piñatas, we had games, dances and music for the kids.

The event took place in the premises of the Pułtusk University Student Club. I had never been there before and didn't have high expectations, so when we first stepped in and saw the beautiful big saloon with a nice view, I was more than positively surprised.

Venue with a view

We tried to spruce the place up a bit with a self-made pennant string and loooots of balloons. The first part of the event consisted of games run by Pedro and Vassia, followed by Spanish, Greek and Finnish dances. Most of the music was played live, thanks to Pedro's friend Victor who was visiting  Pułtusk. After the active part, we had various stands for the kids: map puzzle, wheel of fortune, stamps and arm painting. The kids had the chance to win a piñata ticket (licence to kill one piñata) by rolling the wheel of fortune and giving the right answer to a couple of tough questions.

Children of all ages participated in the event

Forming a queue

Artists at work
Finally, we brought in the piñatas and the kids destroyed them before I could say ¡Ole!

Poor piñata :(

Thanks to all the participants and organizers!




piątek, 3 czerwca 2016

Children's Day at Helenów

Dear people,

Yesterday I went to Warsaw with Vassia to assist the local volunteers at their workplace's Children's Day. Once we got there, I realized that the event was way bigger than I'd expected. There were numerous attractions, a big stage with big performances and hundreds of people. The place itself is a center for rehablition, education and care for people with disabilities, so in the event there were also plenty of people with disabilities. It was good to have Vassia there with us, because she has worked with people with disabilities for quite a long time.

In our stand the main attraction was face painting. Our artists had a great variety of designs, including Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, tiger and pirates. The stand was really popular and there was a long queue of children waiting to get one of these masterpieces on their faces.

Our guest star, Sofie from Krakow, at work

Face painting is serious business

Also the can knockdown game was a success. The only problem was that people's throwing skills were much better than we expected, so we ran out of prizes rather soon. Nevertheless, everyone wanted to play the game even when there were no prizes anymore. Towards the end of the event some of the kids showed great imagination by piling the cans up in the most intriguing ways.

Xavi from Catalonia, shows how to do it
This was my favorite can formation

The atmosphere in the event was really warm and people were generally on a good mood. We also wittnessed some heart-warming performances on the stage, when people with disabilities sang songs for a big crowd, which was probably something they'll never forget. I feel truly happy for the fact that someone puts effort on organizing this kind of events, I hope to see more of these in the future!


Every now and then the bubbles were almost the size of the kids blowing them

General atmosphere of the stand