On Monday September 20 a few selected students from the upper classes participated in a workshop, organized and lead by four international students from Minerva school. Minerva is an accredited university where students learn in small seminars and they live in seven global cities during their four years. The Minerva students who prepared this workshop are currently living in Berlin.

The workshop was mainly about getting to know ourselves better, realizing our strengths and weaknesses and learning to work with them. We talked about what we want to do in the future and how to best realize those dreams by focusing on the things that we are good at. We also learnt how to improve our problem-solving skills and how to best work in a team. We learnt everything through fun although often challenging practical activities like introducing solutions to various problems to others and we had a chance to get some hands-on experience with team problem solving. The entire workshop was in English therefore we also got to practice our speaking skills.

At the end of the day, the four students talked about Minerva, the unique schooling system the school has and their experiences in the different cities they have been to so far. They answered the questions we had about the university as well.

The next day on Saturday we met up early in the morning and went to visit the Pil-sen Historical Underground with Mrs. Egrmajerová, who gave us a wonderful tour through the labyrinth of passageways underneath our city. Afterwards we went to Švejk to have some typical Czech food for lunch. During the meal we had a chance to talk to the Minerva students more and get to know them better. And then before we knew it, it was already time to say goodbye.

I have to say that this workshop was really beneficial for me and in my opinion for everyone else as well. I now have a better understanding of myself and what I would like to do in the future.

Monika Školová, septima A