Here’s an update from our EVS volunteer Grant, who is working on a project in sunny Spain at the moment:
“I have really enjoyed my time here so far, I am loving working at the Primary School, Ría do Burgo in Culleredo. I have mainly been teaching the kids in Primaries 4,5 and 6; although, I have a couple of classes each week with Primary 2 and pre-primary (5 years old), so it’s been a good experience of the different levels in the school, as well as being quite challenging too!
Most of the time my role is to assist María Jésus the English teacher I work with the majority of the time, by reading to the class, answering the kids questions and helping them with their work.
However, I also take a class once a week with Primaries 4, 5 and 6 and give them a presentation in English about various different interesting topics. Some of the ones I have covered so far have been: More about myself and where i come from, Glasgow, Scotland; School in Scotland and how it is different to school in Spain; and interesting cities and places in the UK. It had been a very enjoyable experience so far, especially getting know all the kids and building a rapport with them.
In addition, I am really enjoying living in A Coruña, it’s a great city with lots of interesting things to do: museums, parks, beaches (although, it’s been a bit cold for that recently), and also plenty of bars and nightlife as there are a lot of students here – so I definitely haven’t been bored to say the least! Both of my flatmates are very nice and we have been getting along well and I have also made a lot of friends who are on EVS too and other people who are working as auxiliaries in schools like myself, so I already feel quite settled even after only a month and a half”.