by Vahid Dadajev (Dorosli Dzieciom, Poland)

Sępólno Krajeńskie is a small town in the heart of Poland. This place is rich in open and positive people who easily find the right key to the heart of anyone who had the pleasure of visiting this small but beautiful town. For more than 15 years, Sępólno Krajeńskie has been the venue for international projects, and not so long time ago, the Key to Connection became an excellent occasion for young and active people to learn something new and gain new experience.

Before the training, participants were able to get to know each other. In addition, everyone had to prepare a special badge on which everyone tried to describe themselves and their condition, therefore, it became clear that completely different people took part in the project: among them were beautiful, rich, calm, happy and even sleepy.

Surely, the last of them liked the first activity. The task was not difficult – everyone had to lie on the floor and try to slowly and almost imperceptibly move parts of their body. Even the laziest person can handle it! Next, the participants had to try to feel the sensation of smooth movement of their body and remember the need to use each muscle. One of the participants, who took photos and videos, shared his impressions of the activity.

Mikail: From the outside, everything looked rather strange. People lay on the floor and moved, as if they were having a nightmare. But this task was aimed at the work of consciousness, where each participant had to look into himself and check how his body listens to his thoughts. I tried to do one part later, and I liked it, because this exercise helps to clear my thoughts and gain a clear mind, and in addition, it is a very good workout before doing sports.

After a good workout, we continued our activities. One of the tasks was improvisation, which the participants had to perform in pairs. We talked about this with Luda, who shared with us interesting thoughts about our project.

Luda: I liked the exercise “Mirror” most of all, in which the participant should repeat the movements after another, as a reflection. And it turned out to be difficult, because my colleague threw me a real challenge and tried to perform complex elements, but I passed the test and answered the same, having subjected it to the same test. In this activity, it was important not only to repeat the movement, but also to transfer the right of leadership to your “reflection” without talking. The result was a dance with a smooth transition into different styles and techniques and non-verbal communication between the two “reflections”.

And lastly, we talked with another participant in the training in Sępólno Krajeńskie, who was a member of the “The Key 2 Connection” meeting in Pernik, Bulgaria. He told about his impressions and about one of the last exercises.

Vaid: This time, our trainers prepared many tasks related to leadership and there were a lot of them. One of the last was the exercise “Forest”. Two people had to go through the “forest”, consisting of people who stood in the center of the hall. We had to go from one wall to the opposite, blindfolded, without touching those who stand in our way, depicting “trees”. It was very interesting and fascinating and not as simple as it seems at first glance. It seemed to me that I had new feelings, telling me that someone was ahead. It was as if I were left alone in the entire universe and this “look into myself” revealed many thoughts and feelings to me.

Such an opinion was presented by our participants and we will continue to analyze with them their impressions of the workshops under the Key to Connection logo in Sępólno Krajeńskie, Poland.

the Key to Connection is implemeneted in the framework of Erasmus+: Youth in Action  programme – key action 2, Strategic Partnership for exchange experiences.