The happiest days By: Maka Pareulidze

Within the project “Development of critical thinking among the Kist youth” me and my friends had the opportunity to visit Batumi.

To start with, in the beginning of the project the teachers sheared with us all the details about the project and told us that the most active 3-3 students from the three critical thinking groups would be taken to Adjara region at the end of the project. I can say that it was a kind of motivation for us because the majority of us had never been to Batumi.

Within the project I had the opportunity to join the trip as I was one of the 13 most actively involved students.

This was the first time I saw the sea, and I cannot even explain the feelings and emotions I had that time, as I had seen the sea and Batumi only on TV.

Within the project we visited Batumi Dolphinarium, the show was amazing and we all were excited and surprised. One day spent in the Techpark Batumi is something I will never forget, we saw various things created by teenagers like us and it made us motivated to create things on our own.

The trip was very interesting and productive, we visited Batumi historical monuments and learned a lot about the history of this beautiful part of Georgia.

Spending time with my friends and teachers one of the best part of this trip. We got to know each other better. Spending time together and shearing information and impressions with each other was very pleasant and productive. We also met young people in Batumi and became friends. We met many tourists from different countries. We told them about our country, culture and traditions. Some expressed their desire to visit Pankisi valley and promised to come to our English School. This was the best opportunity we have ever had and we are really grateful to the Estonian Embassy for this.